The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to quickly respond to issues contained in the Open Letter addressed to him by a chieftain of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank.
Frank, the suspended Deputy Publicity Secretary of the APC, in a letter to Buhari apologised to former President Goodluck Jonathan for disparaging him in the past. He also took his party to the cleaners for its mal-administration of the last three years.
The opposition party says President Buhari’s response has become imperative given the weighty issue of humongous corruption, intimidation of citizens, erosion of freedom, constitutional breaches and persecution of citizens under the guise of fight against corruption, for which Nigerians and the international community demand immediate explanations.
The PDP, in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Kola Ologbondinyan, commended Timi Frank’s action as patriotic, bold, courageous and in the interest of the nation.
“We therefore urge other democrats and public-spirited persons in the APC to speak out for our nation and take the bold step of withdrawing from the APC and rallying with other well-meaning Nigerians in the repositioned PDP.
“We implore them to come and join hands with other democrats, who are daily working on the modality to rescue the soul of our nation from the stranglehold of the APC and the Buhari Presidency.
PDP cautioned the APC to stop the unwarranted attack against Timi Frank and others who boldly state the truth, particularly as the current tide of our nation requires the support of patriots, who will rise above partisan sentiments.
The APC’s spokesman, Mallam Bolaji Abdulahi, had at the weekend disowned Frank as a chieftain of the party.
Said he : “Our attention has been drawn to a report on the online newspaper, thecable.ng in which one Timi Frank was addressed as a ‘Chieftain’ of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“We wish to correct the wrong designation and remind the newspaper and indeed the general public that Timi Frank has since November 2016 been suspended as a member of the APC following a recommendation of an APC disciplinary committee and subsequent ratification by the Party’s South South Zonal Executive Committee.
“Hence, whatever position Timi Frank holds or canvasses is done in his personal capacity and has no bearing on the APC.”