NASS crisis: APC NWC has failed, says Frank

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John Alechenu, Abuja

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All
Progressives Congress, Mr. Timi Frank, has
demanded the resignation of the party’s National
Working Committee.

Frank made the demand in an interview with
journalists in Abuja, on Friday.
He said the crisis in various state chapters of the
party and the scandal in the House of
Representatives are a clear indication that the Chief
John Odigie-Oyegun-led NWC had lost control of
the party.

According to him, it stands logic on the head for
the leadership of the APC to stay aloof while its
members in the House of Representatives tear one
another apart.
This, he said, is not only a disgrace to the actors
but also to the party on whose platform they
earned their place in the hallowed chambers.
Frank said, “The happening in the National
Assembly is very embarrassing not only to the
party but also to Nigerians.
“The silence of my party (over these issues) all the
time is not good for our party, it’s not good for
our government.
“If the leadership of this party under Oyegun
cannot do this job, they should resign for people
who can.
“The current leadership of the party under (John
Odigie-) Oyegun has failed; it means it is not
competent. The job of the leadership of the party is
not just to conduct primaries alone, it is also to
reconcile aggrieved members.
“Tell me one crisis that has rocked the APC either
in states or at the national level that the leadership
under Oyegun has resolved, not even one. I can
confirm to you.”
He accused the party leadership of failing to
intervene in the confrontation between Senator Dino
Melaye and Senator Oluremi Tinubu.
Frank argued that the situation was a big
embarrassment to the party.
He also said, “If the NWC cannot do it, I am
pleading with leaders of our party to please wade
into this crisis rocking the House of
Representatives.
“As a party, as of now, we should have invited
Jubrin to explain why he is doing what he is
doing.”
Attempts to get official comments from the NWC
were unsuccessful at the time of filing this report.
The party’s National Chairman, Chief Odigie-
Oyegun and its National Secretary both of whom
double as spokesmen for the party were said to be
attending the National Democratic Party
Convention in the United States of America.
Calls to the mobile telephone number of the
Deputy National Chairman (South) of the APC,
Segun Oni, indicated that it was switched off. A
response to a text message was still being
expected.

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