Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has attacked the party’s leadership for allegedly leaving the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, to battle with his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal alone.
In a statement issued on Friday, Frank described the continued trial of the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal as worrisome in view of the manifest flaws and in the processes leading to the arraignment of Saraki.
Estranged Frank, who has been quite critical of the conduct of party affairs in recent times, said it was dangerous that the leadership of the APC has decided to sit on the fence and watch Saraki swim or sink in this trial.
He said: I sincerely hold that the current trial of Saraki is not only underserved, but amounts to paying a good man with evil. I also want to say that the leaders of our great party have unfortunately remained quiet in the face of evil.
“I don’t believe we have forgotten that the victory of the APC during the last general elections could not have been possible without courageous strategists like Saraki who lent their political weight in favour of the APC at the risk of their own lives send personal survival.
“I don’t think we have forgotten how Saraki as a Senator in the 7th Senate brought the attention of Nigerians to the fraud perpetrated by the the last administration in the name of fuel subsidy.