The drama surrounding the suspension of the embattled deputy spokesperson of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, continued with him insisting that he still remains the party’s spokesman since there has not been any convention to appoint another in his place.
Comrade Frank further dismissed his purported suspension as recommended by the disciplinary committee setup by the party to look into the allegations of embarrassing utterances and anti-party activities levelled against him, saying that it was the “desperate move by the national chairman to get rid of him”.
Recall that Comrade Timi Frank was, on Friday, suspended by the Zonal Executive Committee of the party (South-South Zone) even as the committee made further recommendation to the National Executive Committee (NEC) that he be ultimately expelled from the party.
He made said these when he spoke to journalists in Abuja just as he insisted that the procedure that that was followed towards his suspension was faulty.
Frank said, “Some days ago I was reading in the papers that I have suspended by the party from the zonal office of the zonal secretariat. They said I have been suspended from the party and thereby they are recommending my expulsion from this party.”
“I want to make it very clear to you, and to the Nigerian people and my supporters that I still remain a loyal member of the APC and I want make it clear that I have not been suspended and I make it clear to you that I still remain in charge acting publicity secretary of the APC.
“It is very clear that there is desperate move by my national chairman and his cohorts to get rid of me to enable them appoint an acting publicity secretary that will be a puppet that will be committed and loyal to them but not to the party.
“There is a procedure to suspend me, it is in very clear, it sad that neither my national chairman or zonal chairman who happen to lead this course that they are working towards.”
While insisting that the crisis in the party can only be solved by President Muhammadu Buhari, he added “As it stands it’s only the President that can unite us again but as long as the President remains silent this crisis will not be resolved. The President should listen to the call of Bola Ahmed Tinubu that this chairman should resign and pave way for someone who can be national chairman to resolve and put us back in form.
“And if the President wants to appreciate the support of Oyegun, the president has so many ways to compensate him, I will appeal to the President if its possible, to appoint Oyegun as an ambassador being a former career civil servant, he will do better as an ambassador not as national chairman