The immediate past Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Timi Frank, has disclosed that about five governors, 30 serving Senators and 135 House of Representatives members will in the coming days resign from the APC.
Speaking against the backdrop of reported overtures made by the Presidency and the leadership of the APC to prevent bigwigs in the party from defecting, he asserted that the “promises of oil well and automatic tickets to some leaders of rAPC by the presidency” won’t stop their planned defection in a matter of days.
While emphasising that there is no going back in their plan to stand by Nigerians who have asked them to leave, Frank 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.”
In a statement in Abuja on Sunday, the APC chieftain described moves to retain the support of R-APC members and leaders by the presidency as late and futile, 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,” he said.
According to Frank, “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,” he said.
While calling on the leaders of R-APC not to give in to pressure to remain in APC, the Bayelsa-born politician warned that supporting the re-election bid of President Buhari was as good as giving consent to be jailed in the nearest future.