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I remain APC acting Nat’l Publicity Sec, Oyegun can’t suspend me, Frank says

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The embattled Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has said that only the party National Executive Council (NEC), has the power to suspend him.

He was reacting to his purported sack by the South-South Zonal Executive Committee of APC led by Eta Hilliard, which had on Friday said the zonal committee had sanctioned the recommendations of the disciplinary committee for the suspension of Frank and his subsequent sack, having thoroughly looked at it during “exhaustive deliberation”.

But Frank, speaking in Abuja on Sunday said he was aware of a desperate move by the national chairman and his cohorts to get rid of him to enable them carry out their plan of appointing acting publicity secretary they will pocket. He said such plan will not work as only the party NEC has power to suspend him.

He said, “I want to make it very clear to you and to the Nigerian people and my supporters that I still remain a loyal member of the APC and I want to make it very clear that I have not been suspended. I make bold to say that I still remain in charge as the acting National Publicity Secretary of the APC.

“It is very clear that there is a desperate move by my national chairman and his cohorts to get rid of me to enable them carry out their plan so they can appoint acting publicity secretary that they will pocket, that will be committed and loyal to them but not to the party. I think that is the major reason why they are plotting to get me suspended.

“But there is a procedure to get me suspended, and it is sad that neither my national chairman nor my zonal chairman would follow that, first of all, I am not a zonal officer of this party; I am a national officer of this party.

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“And I made it clear as soon as it was setup that I won’t attend to any committee that is not setup by the NEC of the party. It is only the NEC that can set up a committee to suspend me. Any attempt to silence me is an attempt to silence the Nigerian youth and I believe that Mr President will not be in support of this desperate act of by national chairman

“I want to appeal to Mr President, please Mr President, this is a personal appeal from me to you, that is time for the president to intervene in the crisis rocking this party.

“As it stands, it is only the president that can unite us again but as long as the president remains silent, this crisis will not be resolved. The president should listen to the call of Bola Ahmed Tinubu that this chairman should resign and pave way for someone who can be national chairman to resolve and put us back in form.

“And if the president wants to appreciate the support of Oyegun, the president has so many ways to compensate him, I will appeal to the president if it is possible, to appoint Oyegun as an ambassador being a former career civil servant.

By Ebere Ndukwu . . .

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