A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Timi Frank, on Monday disclosed that more members of the ruling party in the House of Representatives will soon defect to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Frank said the APC members were waiting for the National Assembly to resume before defecting to PDP. He said this while commending the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara for dumping the ruling party for the PDP. Frank described Dogara’s decision as “courageous and in the interest of the country.”
He said Dogara’s decision to change his political party was a right decision expected of a true patriot, “who can no longer be identified with failures of the current APC administration.” The former APC spokesperson, however, wondered why the “party’s National Chairman, Comrade Adam Oshiomhole, who recently praised the Speaker could suddenly come out to condemn him over his decision to change party.”
In a statement , Frank wrote: “Precisely on August 10, 2018, these were Oshiomhole’s words on Dogara: “The APC as a party and myself as Chairman, we have confidence in Hon. Dogara. I have had very useful interactions with him. We have had a couple of meetings. He has shared with me in trust, his concerns that have to do with issues in Bauchi state and I have taken steps to address those issues to the best of my ability and I have shared with him that I am excited that we are getting very positive results. So, Hon. Dogara has no problem whatsoever with the APC and he did not do anything similar to what Sen. Saraki did. He emerged as Speaker and he also ensured as a patriot that an APC member emerged as Deputy Speaker. He was not so desperate as to mortgage that position to PDP in order to cling on to his speakership. He knew the difference between personal interests and his party interests.”
“Therefore, the question begging for an answer by the APC National Chairman is what has changed that warranted his latest attack on the Speaker? “Is it because Dogara honourably resigned his membership of APC in the interest of Nigeria? Oshiomhole and other few leaders remaining in APC should know that Nigerians are tired of the kind of change their party has brought on them.
“Is it the rise on the number of people losing their means of income daily, high number of people committing suicide, hunger, high inflation, killings and all kinds of backwardness the country is going through?
“I have said it even before I left the evil characterized APC that the party does not have what it takes to move Nigeria forward. So, I have to commend the Speaker Dogara for his courage, not minding the position he is holding but decided to join forces with others to rescue Nigeria from the evil hands of the current handlers,” Frank stated.
He also assured that “more APC lawmakers in the lower chamber will soon join Hon. Dogara in the PDP by the time the House resumes.
“The Speaker is not bothered about the empty threat of impeachment by the APC and its national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.”