Embattled Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, on Sunday said the position of the National Working Committee (NWC) which nullified suspension of Muize Banire by the party’s executive committee in Mushin local government area of Lagos State has vindicated him.
The APC, in a release issued and signed on Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, said the local chapter of the party did not have powers to suspend the National Legal Adviser, Muiz Banire, being a national officer.
Frank, in a statement he signed in Abuja on Sunday, said Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led NWC knew the position of constitution as regards a national officer, but decided to keep quiet.
He also described the APC National Chairman as a ‘master of confusion’ and wondered why the NWC had shown what he called “special interest in Banire’s suspension if they were not out to dance to the music of their pay master”.
He reiterated his earlier position that he was never under any suspension.
Frank said: “the APC National Chairman is a man without words of his own but always out to serve the interest of higher bidders.
“Because I was telling them the truths against their wishes, Chief Oyegun through the sycophantic zonal body arranged a kangaroo suspension against me but I thank God today because the same NWC has come out to say that nobody except the national body has power to suspend a national officer in which I’m one.
“I, therefore, use this medium to tell those who think I’m under suspension to erase such thought in their minds. I am not under any suspension.
“I must again call on leaders and governors of our party not to keep quiet any longer in any decision taken by Oyegun-led NWC because the current NWC under Chief Oyegun has lost competency, credibility and ready to be bought over by the higher bidders?”