APC rejects leader, Timi Frank’s comment on Saraki’s corruption trial

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The National Secretary of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, Mala Buni, has described as “bogus allegations” comments made by the party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Timi Frank, alleging that the “APC is now divided”.

Mr. Buni in a statement Friday said “the bogus and misleading allegations are unnecessary distractions to the Party’s resolve to fully support President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration deliver on the motley promises made by our great Party to the electorate”.

He said the APC National leadership remains united and solidly committed to the task of bringing cohesion to the party at all levels.

The national secretary also said that the APC recently held its National Caucus and National Executive Committee, NEC, meetings where positive and far-reaching decisions were collectively taken by the party’s leadership to drive the party forward.

“The party will not deny anybody or interest the right to seek justice where he feels this has been denied him,” he said in a statement. “However, we sincerely appeal that we all play by the rules in our engagements and be guarded in our utterances.”

Mr. Frank had last week lambasted the leadership of the party for its “silence” over the ongoing travails of the president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki.

Mr. Saraki is facing prosecution at the Code of Conduct Tribunal over false declaration of assets.

Mr. Saraki emerged Senate president against the wish of the leadership of the APC last July.

Mr. Frank expressed the view that there was disquiet among the leadership of the party over Mr. Saraki being a high ranking official and a member of the governing party.

However, Mr. Buni said, “the public is advised not to misinterpret or confuse Comrade Timi Frank’s personal opinions to be the official position of the Party or the true reflection of what is happening inside the Party”.

“For the umpteenth time, only the APC National Chairman and the National Secretary are authorised to officially speak for the Party,” he said.

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