BY EVELYN DADU, ABUJA – Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has finally dumped the party, saying that he will continue to speak against injustice, intimidation, political persecution and criminalisation of all opponents of the ruling party amongst others.
Frank, who is silenced on the political party he is going to join, said that while he considers the APC as a failed project, he is ready again to stoop and contribute his quota to the progress and development of the country by joining hands with progressive forces to rescue it from collapse, poverty, corruption, tyranny, ignominy and undemocratic leadership.
He added that he is stepping aside from the APC to be the voice for the majority of voiceless Nigerians who daily suffer the bad policies and highhandedness of this administration and would want to continue his fight to ensure a better Nigeria, where injustice, corruption, killings and bloodletting will cease to exist.
These were contained in a statement on Friday in which he further said his stay in the APC which he described as “arid regime” has continued to be a soothing balm to him.
He said he decided to leave the APC to commence afresh the struggle to reestablish the rule of law, respect for the fundamental human rights of Nigerians and the restoration of justice, fairness and equity in the conduct of affairs in this country, irrespective of the personality that may be at the helm of affairs at any given time.
The Bayelsa born politician recalled that when the APC was formed in 2014, he was among the early joiners stressing however that he has so much regrets to have served the party.
In his words; “I was one of the early joiners from the PDP, having been dissatisfied by the unsustainable trajectory of the last administration which I felt no longer possessed the political will to make Nigeria and her democracy reflect the lofty dreams of its founding fathers which among others was to unleash the untapped potentials of the Nigerian citizenry, especially her vibrant youth population ever eager to take their place in the economic and socio-political advancement of the country.
“My decision to join the APC then was based on its promise that things were going to change for the better. Regrettably however, rather than lead the country with egalitarian principles that would under-guide the nations quest for development and progress in the mold of her counterparts in the international community, the country has taken a deep plunge backwards under the leadership of the APC, with high level of tyranny, victimization, harassment, and political desperation, we thought had been consigned to the era of military dictatorship in the country, again rearing its odious head.
“Although, I am a direct victim of injustice and intolerance in the party but I continued to speak out because I have zero tolerance for injustice anywhere.
“I want to make it unequivocally clear that I am returning to continue my struggle against forces who are bent on ruining the economy and governance of this country through lack of vision, ineptitude, wickedness, and outright disregard for the welfare and security of the ordinary Nigerian.”