The Deputy National Spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank has hailed the outcome of the Bayelsa State governorship election which returned incumbent governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Seriake DIckson as winner.
Frank, who hails from Bayelsa State made the assertion while speaking to newsmen at his Bayelsa residence on Monday, January 12, 2016, Frank lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a good job.
He said: “This is to let Nigerians know that President Muhammadu Buhari is man of his words and that he is a credible leader. The credible conduct of the Bayelsa governorship election has shown that the President is a man of integrity and someone who keeps his promise.”
Frank also used the opportunity to lampoon the APC National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun and the party’s National Secretary, Mallam Mai-Mala Buni for taking over his responsibility as party spokesman following the appointment of former Spokesman, Lai Mohammed as Minister for Information and Culture.
His words: “I have kept quite for too long on this issue. I have approached my national chairman times without number and l have approached the elders of my party regarding this. I have even written an official letter regarding this, to allow me exercise my right as the acting National Publicity Secretary of the party.
“So, if the leadership of the party today knows that what they are doing is very, very wrong and if they think they want to continue to sit down and appoint a national publicity secretary, one day, even the chairman would sit down there and some people would appoint the national chairman for the party without following due process.
“It is very risky for anyone that is perpetrating this act within the party, that does not want to give me my right. It is my right. So, if as a party, we cannot acknowledge the office of deputies, we should scrap them.
“The National Chairman knows that it is wrong for him to be speaking, when he knows that he has a Deputy National Publicity Secretary just as the national secretary knows that it is wrong for him to be speaking when he knows that there is a Deputy National Publicity Secretary.“