The choice of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is right but he is not a magician to resolve the myriad of problems in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the embattled Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Comrade Timi Frank, has said.
Comrade Frank said Tinubu was the right person for the job but that it was already late and that nothing would come out of it before 2019.
Comrade Frank, who said this in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja, stated that, “Although some people might not like this truth, I would continue to say it.”
He, however, called on all members and political leaders within the ruling party to support the appointment of Tinubu to reconcile all the aggrieved members.
He also congratulated the APC national leader for his new role and prayed God to grant him (Tinubu) the needed wisdom to carry out the assignment.
Frank said, “If they had listened to me much earlier when I was the only voice in the wilderness and appointed 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.
“It is a glaring thing that all what Tinubu is expected to repair now were caused by the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun’s, indecision, which I loudly spoke about. When I demanded for his resignation, some people felt I was being sponsored. But thank God that today I have been vindicated because all eyes can see clearly what Chief Odigie-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 Amaechi and Sen. Magnus Abe in Rivers State, Senator Dino Melaye and Governor Yahaya Bello in Kogi State, former governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, and Chief John Oyegun in Edo; crises in Ondo, Lagos, Gombe, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Osun, Ekiti, Jigawa, Niger, Delta states and so on?”
Frank, who urged all party members and the National Working Committee (NWC) to support the party’s national leader in his effort to reposition the party, said the crisis rocking the APC was a result of ineptitude.