False Hope: APC Spokesperson Warns Party to Stop

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has told the party leadership not to give Nigerians false hope.

Frank also told the party not to continue giving Nigerians assurances, when nothing is being done to alleviate their sufferings.

The APC executive called on the party Chairman, John Odigie Oyegun to call for a National Executive Committee (NEC)meeting to deliberate on issues concerning Nigerians.

Frank, who said the duty of the APC leadership is not to hold primary elections alone, added that the NEC can advise President Buhari on how to solve the current economic challenges.

He said “The role of the party leadership is not only to conduct primary elections but to add value to governance, adding that such meeting will give members of the party the opportunity to air their views and provide expert suggestions.

Adding that “I expect the leadership of my party to be worried because the country is in recession, though the problems were inherited from the past administration of Goodluck Jonathan but we are here to solve the problems. That is why I am demanding an emergency NEC meeting where all the leaders of our party will sit face to face and tell themselves the truth or invite experts to advise them on what quickly should be done.”

Frank, who said there were pending issues on ground for the NEC to resolve, added that  “It was agreed at the last meeting that there should be a mini- convention to fill some vacant positions of the National Working Committee (NWC) but nothing has been done almost six months after. The issue of Board of Trustees (BOT) is still pending and some other issues, including crisis all over the states, but the only thing our national chairman can do is to conduct primaries. As a governing party I believe Nigerians expect more than this from us.

“Though, President Muhammadu Buhari is doing his best to deliver on our change mantra but all hands must be on deck to support the president to achieve this because we owe Nigerians explanations at all time and the role of party leadership must also be felt in this government.”

Timi Frank also thanked members of the National Assembly for proffering solutions to the economic problem the country is facing.

The APC spokesman had earlier called for the resignation of the party Chairman, Oyegun for doing nothing to resolve the budget padding scandal in the House of Representatives.


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