Restructuring: Don't anger Nigerians, Comrade Timi Frank warns APC

Restructuring: Don't anger Nigerians, Comrade Timi Frank warns APC

- The restructuring debate is still generating heated debate among Nigerians

- The issue has attracted the attention of the deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank

- Frank has demanded the removal of Governor Nasir El-Rufai as the chairman of the party's restructuring panel

The deputy national publicity secretary of the APC, Comrade Timi Frank, has warned his party leadership not to embark on a project that will anger Nigerians.

Comrade Frank who was reacting to the panel constituted by the ruling party to look into the issue of restructuring, further warned that he party should not play with the sensibility of most citizens .

He also condemned the appointment of Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-rufai, as the panel chairman.

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In a statement sent to on Friday, July 21, the APC chieftain faulted the decision to make El-Rufai the panel chairman given his stand on the issue in the past.

“Governor El-rufai has not hidden his opposition to the issue of restructuring since Nigerians began to remind us of our promise which is boldly written in our party promise book, hence the need to remove him because he does not believe in it.

“The Kaduna state governor has also called some of our leaders and former Head of States different names because of this issue,” the statement said

The APC chieftain recalled that El-Rufai, while speaking recently on Channels Television, had described those calling for the restructuring of Nigeria as 'political opportunists and irresponsible', a comment, Comrade Frank said earned the governor a nationwide condemnation.

“The fact that restructuring is one of the promises in APC manifesto, it will amount to deceit if the party renege on its promise,” he said.

He reminded the governors and the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC that the promise of restructuring was one of the reasons Nigerians massively voted for the party in 2015.

“Such issue is non-negotiable and should be a priority that must be fulfilled,” he added.

He called on APC Governors Forum, National Assembly leaders and all the national leaders of the party to have a rethink on the issue, saying most Nigerians believe that restructuring will address various agitations ongoing in the country.

He assured Nigerians that no matter how some individuals in the APC try to manipulate the promise, others like him in the party will not keep quiet until the right things are done, adding that restructuring is one promise his party must fulfill.

Similarly, a former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has condemned the recent move by the APC to set up a committee on the restructuring of Nigeria.

Fani-Kayode in a tweet on Thursday, July 20, said the attempt by the ruling party to initiate a restructuring process for Nigerians is like the devil setting up a reconciliation committee with God.

The former minister further said that the ruling party's move will be futile as the APC is not interested in restructuring of the country.

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