Timi Frank, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has blamed Chief John Oyegun, the national chairman of the party for the outcome of the crisis-ridden ward congresses and the botched Ekiti governorship primary.
Frank in a statement issued in Abuja said this was just the beginning of crisis in the party as he had been vindicated about the injustice in the party owing to the failed leadership of Chief John Oyegun.
He further advised aggrieved members to accept the result of the congresses as a natural consequence of their criminal silence in the face of impunity in the party.
The statement read “Practically, in almost 80 percent of APC states there was crisis during the last Saturday’s congresses. Some members even lost their lives while some others critically injured.
“So, if common ward congresses could end up this way, we don’t know how the local government, state and the national convention would end up.
“Once again, I have been vindicated about my party, the APC. I have been speaking against injustice in the party all this while that the leadership under Chief John Oyegun as National Chairman has nothing to offer. I said his leadership would lead APC to destruction, which the party is very close to now.
“But I’m surprised today that all the people crying and running up and down about the congresses and Ekiti governorship primary election were keeping quiet when I was a lone voice.
“I want to beg them not to cry but joyfully accept what has happened to them because their silence brought the party to this level.
“As far as I am concern, this is the best ward congress that Chief Oyegun-led leadership can conduct. Had it been all of those crying foul now could reason with me when I was lamenting about injustice, oppression, impunity in APC, by today things would have been done right.
“I know that one by one all the party leaders and members that kept quiet when I was the only voice speaking against impunity in our party would pay the price I paid.
“Somebody like Engr. Segun Oni was lamenting in Ekiti governorship primary that Chief Oyegun’s name was ‘at stake’ because the impunity I spoke about is now affecting him. The likes of Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State was running from Imo to Daura because he is now a victim. The National Vice Chairman South-south, Hilliard Eta, who was ignorantly used against me is also lamenting. This is just the beginning.”