Chieftain of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has called on all members and political leaders within the ruling party to support the appointment of former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to reconcile all the aggrieved members of the party.
He, however, expressed concern over the possibility of exercise turning out a success and whether the efforts will not be in futility having taken a long time for the presidency to listen to his calls, saying “Asiwaju Tinubu can not do magic because it’s already late.”
In a statement on Sunday in Abuja, Frank congratulated the APC national leader for his new role and prayed God to grant him (Tinubu) the needed wisdom to carry out the assignment, adding that “though I know that it is too late.
He said: “If they had listened to me much earlier, when I was the only voice in the wilderness and appoint someone like this same Tinubu a year ago, may be the likes of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar wouldn’t have left the ruling party.
“There is no doubt that Jagaban is the right person to do this job of reconciliation. But unfortunately, the former Lagos state governor can not do magic because it’s already late and nothing will come out of it. Although some people might not like this truth, but I will continue to say it.
“It is a glaring thing that all what Tinubu is expected to repair now were caused by the National Chairman Chief John Oyegun’s indecision, which I loudly spoke about. When I demanded for his resignation, some people felt I was been sponsored. But thank God that today, I have been vindicated because all eyes can see clearly what Chief Oyegun’s style of leadership has done to the ruling party. At this level, if care is not taken, APC might soon become history.
“I don’t know how the national leader will go about this reconciliation task. But I pray that God will give him the necessary wisdom. To be frank, I don’t know how he will succeed in reconciling the likes of Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and Governor Umar Ganduje in Kano, Senator Shehu Sani and Governor Nasir El-Rufai in Kaduna, Speaker Yakubu Dogara and Governor Mohammed Abubakar in Bauchi, Rotimi Ameachi and Sen. Magnus Abe in Rivers state, Senator Dino Melaye and Governor Yahaya Bello in Kogi state, former governor of Edo state Adams Oshiomohle and Chief John Oyegun in Edo, Crisis in Ondo, Lagos, Gombe, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Osun, Ekiti, Jigawa, Niger, Delta states and so on?”
While calling on all members of the APC and the working committee to support the party’s national leader in his efforts to reposition the party, Frank said: “the crisis rocking the party were not caused by Tinubu, but ineptitude of current NWC.
“For those who are not comfortable with Tinubu’s appointment, they should know that Tinubu wasn’t the national chairman. Oyegun has been the major problem of APC, who led the party to this dilapidated state which Tinubu is about to repair. But it is unfortunate at the sometime that the crisis rocking the party across board have gone out of hand.”