A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Timi Frank, has claimed that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governors are the main opposition party’s major problem.
In a statement, in Abuja, Frank said that apart from Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, many Governors in the opposition party are daily lobbying to be in President Muhammadu Buhari’s good books; hence they do not speak on the national issues affecting Nigerians negatively.
Reacting to a Media report that the PDP was planning to stage a nationwide protest against the Supreme Court ruling in Imo State, Frank said that the move is belated.
“PDP’s planned protest is medicine after death. Why did they not protest when the former CJN Onnogen was forcefully removed from Office? Why did they not protest, when the last Presidential election was rigged in favour of APC by INEC and the Army? Why did they not protest, when the Supreme Court unjustly threw out the Presidential Election appeal? Today, Nigerians are seeing the result of the forceful removal of Onnogen from the Office. It is a bit late for PDP to protest”, he said.
Frank condemned the Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, who travelled last Friday, to London, with Buhari, when his Imo counterpart (Emeka Ihedioha) was just removed as Governor.
Frank said that it is shameful that though PDP has 16 Governors, only one or two are committed to the party’s cause.
He said: “Some PDP Governors are the problem of Nigeria. Some of them go to the extent of lobbying the cabal, to travel out with Buhari, to be in his good books. They are selfish, corrupt, over-ambitious and shameless.
“Some of them betrayed PDP during the last Presidential election, and gave APC 25 percent in their States, in return for not being prosecuted after they leave the Office, and to win their second term.
“Aside Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers, and sometimes Benue State’s Samuel Ortom, other PDP Governors are PDP by day and APC by night. They fraternise with APC, thereby rendering PDP incapacitated and unable to function properly, or effectively playing the role of effective opposition.
“Nigerians are being taken for a ride by the APC administration, and the PDP cannot do anything to checkmate, it because most PDP members, and especially some Governors, are compromised.”