- The deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, is not happy with the comments of another APC chieftain
- The publicity secretary of the APC in Lagos state, Joe Igbokwe, had launched a media attack on former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar
- Comrade Frank described Igbokwe's comments as load of rubbish
Comrade Timi Frank has advised the publicity secretary of the Lagos state chapter of the APC, Joe Igbokwe, to be careful with the choice of his words.
Comrade Frank gave the advice in a statement sent to NAIJ.com on Thursday, October 19, in reaction to Igbokwe's recent media attack on Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Frank warned Igbokwe to stop referring to a petition of corruption against the former vice president and advised him to proceed to court if he has any evidence against Atiku.
He further warned Igbokwe to refrain from using the media to accuse Atiku of corruption.
NAIJ.com checks revealed that Igbokwe told an online medium during an interview that Atiku “cannot be Nigeria's president,” attributing his reason to corruption.
Comrade Frank reminded Igbokwe that former vice president is one of the most investigated politicians anywhere in the world, even as he challenged the APC Lagos spokesman to present to the world if he has any evidence against the former vice president or “keep silent forever.”
He said: “Has Igbokwe lost the address to the EFCC office in Lagos or Abuja? What stopped him from going there with all the evidence to convict Atiku? He would have achieved more maximum publicity by furnishing the EFCC with the evidence of corruption against the former vice president."
He went on to say, “Igbokwe's latest lazy propaganda is not original, if enemies repeat falsehoods a million times, it will never be the substitute for evidence of corruption against Atiku and indeed any other.
“Rabies infected political Rottweilers like Igbokwe should ordinarily be ashamed of their dirty roles in politics and for bringing our democracy into ridicule."
Comrade Frank reminded Igbokwe that the greatest tragedy is for a politician to forget his origin and insult his roots because of political opportunism, which has become his area of competence.
According to him, “politicians that seek survival by being mercenaries deserve more pity than condemnation because honour and principles mean nothing to them in this world.”
He continued: “God couldn't have been kinder to Atiku Abubakar. He has survived more vicious political enemies before, and the latest Joe Igbokwe wouldn't make any difference.”
Comrade Frank, an ally of Atiku, recently frowned at the actions by two federal government agencies - the Federal Inland Revenue Service and the Nigerian Ports Authority.
In a statement sent to NAIJ.com on Monday, October 16, Comrade Frank berated the agencies for offering themselves as willing tools to frustrate the private business interests of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
“I see this as an intimidation coming from agencies of government of the day on an innocent Nigerian.
“Atiku Abubakar has paid his dues for the party in particular and the country as a whole. We must not be cowed by this agencies of government who wants to turn themselves to political actors to gain favour from the government of the day.
“Today it is Atiku, tomorrow it can be any other person and for this purpose we must all stand against this impunity,” Comrade Frank said.
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