Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Timi Frank, has accused Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of being the problem of the party.
The APC former spokesperson was reacting to a planned nationwide protest against the Supreme Court ruling in Imo State.
In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Saturday, Timi Frank accused governors of the PDP of lobbying to travel with President Muhammadu Buhari.
He also singled out Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers as the only governor who has refused to lobby to be on the good book of Buhari.
Frank wondered why the main opposition party did not protest when the former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnogen was forcefully removed from office.
“Why didn’t they protest when Supreme Court unjustly threw out presidential election appeal? Today Nigerians are seeing the result of the forceful removal of Onnogen from office; it’s a bit late for PDP to protest,” he said.
The former APC chieftain lambasted Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for travelling with President Buhari just after his colleague in Imo, Emeka Ihedioha, was removed as governor.
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 the President so as to be on his good books, they are selfish, corrupt, over-ambitious and shameless.
“Some of them betrayed the PDP during the last presidential election, and gave the APC 25% in their states in return for not being prosecuted after they leave office and to win their 2nd term.”
According to Frank, a sitting PDP governor said: “If you say you dey there (APC), know I am already there. If you go to APC, I am an APC member. If you go to PDP, I am there”, what did the PDP as a party say or do? The PDP as a party could not caution or penalize him and now they want to protest?
“Apart from the governor of Rivers state Nyesom Wike and sometimes, the Benue state governor Samuel Ortom, other PDP governors are PDP by the day and APC by night; they fraternize with the APC thereby rendering PDP incapacitated and unable to function properly and cannot play the role of an effective opposition.
“Nigerians are being taken for a ride by the APC administration and the PDP can’t do anything to checkmate government because most of the PDP members and especially some governors are compromised, otherwise they could have fought Buhari the same way the opposition governors fought Jonathan, whereas those governors refused to compromise during Jonathan’s tenure.
“Nigerians should observe that apart from Governor Wike and Governor Ortom, no other PDP governor dares to criticize Buhari and even make any statement about national issues. If there is any governor that Buhari and the APC would have loved to remove, it is Governor Wike; this is because he is not PDP by the day and APC by night, which is the reason why he has the support of his people and despite all the persecution by the federal government, he still stands tall.”