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APC’s Timi Frank Faults Oyegun’s Comment On Saraki’s Trial

Posted: Apr 18, 2016 at 12:10 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Deputy national publicity secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Timi Frank, has faulted his national chairman, John Oyegun’s comments on the ongoing trial of the Senate President Bukola Saraki by the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT. Oyegun had insisted in an interview with an online media, that the ruling party and President Muhammadu Buhari cannot provide any political solution to the ongoing trial.

But Frank believes it was inappropriate for the chairman of the ruling party to allow the trial commence and for the court to conclude on its findings before it hurriedly confirmed its position or that of the President in justifying the travails of the Senate President as his sole cross to bear. A statement signed yesterday in Abuja by Frank also said the views expressed by Oyegun in that interview were solely his imagination and should be disregarded by all well-meaning Nigerians and party members.

“That the chairman of the ruling party will grant an interview on his personal opinion and assert it to be the decision of the party, can at best be described as unfortunate and a carefully mapped out plan to rubbish the current trial of the Senate President. It is on record that there hasn’t been any NEC, NWC, BoT or caucus meeting of the party were such decision was taken to abandon the Senate President to his fate.”

“This move undoubtedly proves once more that the chairman is acting on an already prepared script to incarcerate and make the Senate President pay for his disobedience for not adhering to the party’s decision in contesting for the seat of the Senate Presidency.”

“The chairman’s position on the current travails of the Senate President in the CCT is a clear indication that the APC under Chief Oyegun has spoken the minds of all those that were in doubt that the persecution of the Senate President is and may be politically motivated. Instead of allowing the court to take its course in finding the Senate President guilty, having utilised his fundamental rights as enshrined in our constitution of the legality of his trial at the tribunal, one would have wondered the hurry in Oyegun’s assertions.”

“The chairman must be reminded of the role played by Senator Saraki in the emergence of the ruling party and if Oyegun in all honesty believes that Saraki should be the scapegoat for the ruling party, owing to his confirmation of bias in the ongoing trial of the senate president, then indeed the chairman has to be reminded that history has its way of repeating itself and reminding those who take it for granted when it beckons.”