If President Muhammadu Buhari’s rejection of a request for a meeting by members of the new Peoples Democratic Party bloc as reported in the national dailies is true, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will crash, a former National Youth Leader of the nPDP and outgoing deputy National Publicity Secretary, Timi Frank has warned.
Most of the national dailies had on Tuesday, reported that the President said he was not interested in meeting any faction of the party, saying it is a party affairs.
He was quoted saying, “It is a party matter, I am not ready to sit down with any faction. If they have problems, they should go to the party. I will not intervene.
“Governors as party leaders in the states should deal with all issues. Where there is a need, the party leadership can come in. I will not get involved.”
Though, Frank, who is the spokesperson of the group described Tuesday’s media reports as speculations and told newsmen that his group can’t be ignored.
According to him, “If today our President decides to say he is going to ignore us, so be it but I can assure you that we can’t be ignored. Our group is not a group that anybody can ignore. We have the capacity to make our point.
“If we leave today, I can assure you the party (APC) will crash. We want to believe that that news is a rumour. I don’t think the President will say he doesn’t want to see members of his party.”
He added, “We have not been formally communicated. We read it on the pages of newspapers like everyone else. If it is true- because, there has not been a denial (from the Presidency).
“I want to say that it was this same nonchalant attitude that the former ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party, exhibited that led us to leave the party and the party paid the price.”