Timi Frank, former Deputy Countrywide Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday explained the Abia Point out Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu as a mole in the Peoples Democratic Bash, PDP.
Frank designed the allegation in response to Ikpeazu’s statement attacking him above his before remark that most PDP governors have been not dedicated to the opposition politics in Nigeria.
He had claimed that most PDP governors are every day lobbying to be in the excellent textbooks of President Muhammadu Buhari, consequently they really don’t speak on national concerns impacting Nigerians negatively.
Frank’s assertion followed the Supreme Court ruling that sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP as Imo Condition Governor and mounted Hope Uzodinma as the state’s governor.
Responding, Ikeazu in an report by Enyinnaya Appolos his Exclusive Adviser on Media reminded the previous APC chieftain that there was time for politics, and time for governance.
Appolos, also patiently outlined motives the Governor experienced to join President Buhari in the London journey the working day the PDP held its emergency NEC meeting in Abuja.
Reacting to the governor’s remark in one more assertion, Frank mentioned relatively than apologise for the misadventure, “the Abia state governor’s shallow defence as to why he selected to jet out with the President at the expenditure of his party’s National Government Council (NEC) assembly buttressed the perception in some quarters that he is indeed an All Progressives Congress (APC) mole even as a PDP governor.”
The assertion reads: “In Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, Queen Gertrude claimed: “The lady doth protest as well considerably, methinks”. She did this in reference to the insincere overacting of a character in the engage in.
“From that working day to currently, very little has changed. Insincerity is most noticeable in extremely extraordinary denials. And this is what we see with Okezie Victor Ikpeazu’s response to my candid observation.
“The well-known declaring that an aged woman is constantly uneasy at the point out of dry bones manifested itself in the reply of the incompetent Governor of Abia Condition, Okezie Ikpeazu to my statement I criticised him for hopping off to London with President Muhammadu Buhari in the midst of a severe nationwide and political onslaught versus the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP), in Imo Point out.
“Playing the ostrich, Ikpeazu pinned his journey with the President to the United kingdom-Africa Expenditure Summit on the quest industry his proposed Enyimba Economic Metropolis Job to international buyers.
“Does a person go on a jamboree when his property is on fire? That is the issue that Ikpeazu ought to reply somewhat than perform performing in his protests that stand for his responsible conscience.”
The Bayelsa born activist also cleared the air about the allegation designed by the governor that he (Frank) was utilized and dumped by the APC declaring: “Let it be acknowledged to the indolent Governor that I resigned from the All Progressives Congress and refused to hero-worship Standard Buhari when the APC derailed and commenced to pursue anti-individuals agenda alternatively than what they promised Nigerians. How can I then be compared to an Ikpeazu, whose sycophantic chuckle almost tore his mouth while he was throwing himself at General Buhari, to safe his submit gubernatorial foreseeable future?
“For the records, I stood my grounds while in the APC and I resigned my situation as a principled human being and not simply because of any political attain. And given that the governor talks about political worth and jobbing, potentially it is pertinent to expose him at this juncture for who he truly is.
“That Ikpeazu calls himself a national leader of the PDP is self-delusional aspiration. Inside of the celebration, he is regarded for what he is, an unreliable person who would alternatively jamboree even though there is hearth at his doorstep. In scenario he does not know, Ikpeazu is as applicable to the PDP as the “P” in psychology.
“It is most unlucky that in Ikpeazu’s minimal world and attitude, it is only with the President that he can get focus. this reflects his deficiency of initiative, travel and dynamism to drive any undertaking to profitability.”
On the rationale why the governor traveled with the President, Frank believe that “projects these kinds of as Tinapa in Cross River state and the mechanised farm in Kwara state, sold themselves out to foreign investors on account of very well-considered-out and executed marketing techniques which the governors of the states embarked on at the time and not simply because they carried empty briefcases on presidential visits hunting for uninterrupted hrs of snitching and mundane political theatrics with the President.
“One wonders the kinds of buyers Ikpeazu is hunting for in British isles when he is 1 of the worst governor who does not shell out frequent salary in his condition.”
On why the governor is a mole in the PDP, Frank reported Ikpeazu was amongst the PDP governors that gave Typical Buhari and the APC 25 for each cent vote in return for 2nd phrase, “in short, Ikpeazu is a verified PDP by day and APC by night.
“The Abia governor capitulated when he posited in his reply that, ‘Much as Governor Ikpeazu is not liable for Timi’s unguarded spleen, no leader would favor to go to a get together assembly to attending a Summit wherever his ideas and systems for his persons will be beamed at the world wide stage.’
“If for the sake of argument we yield to this convoluted reasoning of his, is he also stating that that the PDP’s NEC was not worthy of the consideration of his deputy? Plainly he was sending a clear message of disdain to the bash to impress his paymasters.
“When I alluded to Ikpeazu as a political hatchet gentleman and mole for the APC, no actuality underscores this than the 2015 and 2019 presidential election final results in Abia State.
“Can Ikpeazu who regards himself as a PDP nationwide chief reveal to Nigerians how Basic Buhari and the APC scored 13,394 votes from the PDP’s 368,303 in the 2015 presidential election – getting rid of from the list of states that the APC experienced 25 for every cent and then plainly describe to Nigerians, how in 2019 presidential elections, the APC and Standard Buhari scored 85,058 and PDP PDP scored a depleted 219, 698 votes?
“The uncomplicated respond to to this eye-popping revelation is the liability Ikpeazu is to the PDP and the rationale he is all cheeks in smile with the President and maybe though he will keep on to be a sacred cow at the Supreme Courtroom.
“May it not be the ton of Abians and the PDP in particular that taxpayers cash is staying blown on the altar of presidential patronage and clandestine trader chase.
“Ikpeazu can capture his enjoyment and be a political undertaker, nonetheless, the PDP and Abia persons are worthy of a lot more compassion.”