- Former deputy national publicity secretary of the APC, Timi Frank, has dumped the ruling party
- Frank announced his breakup with the party on Friday, August 3
- The ex-deputy spokesman did not mention the party he would be joining
Despite the gale of defections the All Progressives Congress (APC) is currently experiencing, the immediate past deputy national publicity secretary of the party, Timi Frank, has also followed in the footsteps of other defectors by dumping the party.
Vanguard reports that Frank assured Nigerians that he would continue to speak against injustice, intimidation, political persecution, criminalisation of all opponents of the ruling party.
NAIJ.com gathers that the ex-deputy publicity secretary announced his breakup with the party in a statement he released on Friday, August 3. He was, however, silent on whether he would be joining another political party soon.
The statement reads in part: “My decision to join the APC then was based on its promise that things were going to change for the better. Regrettably however, rather than lead the country with egalitarian principles that would under-guide the nations quest for development and progress in the mould of her counterparts in the international community, the country has taken a deep plunge backwards under the leadership of the APC, with high level of tyranny, victimization, harassment, and political desperation, we thought had been consigned to the era of military dictatorship in the country, again rearing its odious head.
"Although, I am a direct victim of injustice and intolerance in the party but I continued to speak out because I have zero tolerance for injustice anywhere. While I consider the APC as a failed project, I am ready again to stoop and contribute my humble quota to the progress and development of this country by joining hands with progressive forces to rescue it from collapse, poverty, corruption, tyranny, ignominy and undemocratic leadership.
“Let it be clear that I am stepping aside from the APC to be the voice for the majority of voiceless Nigerians who daily suffer the bad policies and highhandedness of this administration. I want to continue my fight to ensure a better Nigeria, where injustice, corruption, killings and bloodletting will cease to exist.
“I want to make it unequivocally clear that I am returning to continue my struggle against forces who are bent on ruining the economy and governance of this country through lack of vision, ineptitude, wickedness, and outright disregard for the welfare and security of the ordinary Nigerian. This I hope to do until Nigeria is rid of injustice, intimidation, political persecution, criminalisation of all opponents of the ruling party, and open attacks using the nation’s security agencies. Nigerians need a voice to speak for them in this evil days and I want to be that voice."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) disowned a chieftain of the party, Timi Frank, over his open letter criticising President Muhammadu Buhari's administration.
The APC's response to Timi Frank's criticism of the president was contained in a statement on the evening of Sunday, May 21 by the party's ex-spokesperson, Bolaji Abdullahi.
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