As the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, continues to be the butt of jokes on twitter for paying nightly visits to leaders of the Reformed APC, pleading their return to his faction of the party, the immediate past Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling party, Comrade Timi Frank, has alleged bribes are being thrown around to woo R-APC members back.
Oshiomhole, described as Nicodemus, the Pharisee that visited Jesus Christ at night seeking ways to be approved of God in the Book of John Chapter Three, was roundly mocked for allegedly visiting R-APC leader, Buba Galadima, at night to beg him.
It was Nicodemus Jesus first told to be “born again” and added, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Many believe Oshiomhole took the same plea of getting born-again to Galadima after berating him publicly.
Frank said that the promises of oil well and automatic tickets to some leaders of rAPC by the presidency won’t stop their planned defection in matter of days.
Frank, who is also a prominent member of rAPC expressed surprise that “the leadership of APC and the presidency could result to begging and making promises of juicy positions, automatic tickets, including oil well to some of our leaders.”
He, however declared that about five govenors, 30 serving Senators and 135 House of Representatives members will all dump APC in a matter of days, assuring that there is no going back in their plan to stand by Nigerians who have asked them to leave.
In a statement the former APC spokesman signed in Abuja on Sunday, he said the move to retain the support of rAPC members and leaders by the presidency was coming too late, wondering what has changed if the party could not fulfil it promises in the last three years.
“In a matter of days Nigerians will have cause to celebrate our final exit from party of killings, poverty and propaganda to join hands with real progressive group in the country.”
According to Frank, all the latest moves by President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of APC to persuade the leaders of rAPC are all efforts in futility.
“The same people that could not respect the agreement we had in the last three years are now begging, promising heaven and earth to our leaders. In deception, they have failed to realise that Nigerians now know their true colour. They are much talked about integrity is a delusion, they are wolfs in sheep’s cloth.
“Our plan to reject them and their party is not for personal gain. It is primarily to team up with real progressive group to rescue the country from the current handlers who rejoice when Nigerians are killed in their number, who value lives of cows to Nigerians and religiously persecute opposition members in the name of fighting corruption.
“In 2019 general elections, Nigerians have come to know that a vote for the APC will mean a vote for hardship, oppression, insecurity and unemployment. We are teaming up to ensure an end to visionless leadership of the current APC government and because our leaders in rAPC are men and women of honour, there is no going back in our plan to join forces in rescue Nigeria from incompetent APC leadership.”
While calling on the leaders of rAPC not to give in to presure, the Bayelsa born politician warned that supporting re-election bid of President Buhari is as good as giving consent to be jailed in nearest future.