Posted by News Express | 17 March 2016 | 2,138 times
The deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has picked holes in what the party’s national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, said on getting a new spokesman for the party through fresh election.
Odigie-Oyegun had said on Monday that all arrangements had been concluded to conduct congresses through which a substantive national publicity secretary would emerge.
He said: “The issue is getting somebody that can be as close as possible to the outstanding performance of the present Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed.”
But Frank, in a statement, said he disagreed with Oyegun with regards to the replacement of Lai.
He described the statement as “reckless, baseless and unwarranted.”
He said, “I am the deputy national publicity secretary of the party and as such can act in the absence of the national publicity secretary. I am also qualified to act as a substantive publicity secretary of the party.
He said the statement was “malicious, insulting and meant to discredit my person as well as the party, by saying it is difficult to fill the office from the present calibre of party men and women we have.”
Frank also said “As a good party man, Chief Odigie-Oyegun, ought to have informed the public about the next convention date to fill all vacancies,” and not use the medium to discredit him and the party.
“I like to use this medium to call on him to retrieve the statement and desist from making further malicious statements in the future,” Frank said.
•Text courtesy of Daily Trust. Photo shows Odigie-Oyegun.
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