BBC Interview: Mrs Buhari did what Mrs Jonathan couldn’t do - APC-Flatimes

Saturday, 15 October 2016

BBC Interview: Mrs Buhari did what Mrs Jonathan couldn’t do - APC

Acting National Publicity Secretary of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has thrown his weight behind reports credited to wife of the president, Aisha Buhari to the effect that her husband’s administration has been hijacked by extraneous elements who never worked for the emergence of the current administration.

In a statement issued Friday in Abuja, Frank said the comments were not meant to discredit the present administration but to sound a note of caution for the betterment of Nigerians and the country at large.

“I think Mrs. Buhari deserve commendation because she is actually speaking the minds of not only the party members but Nigerians. “What Mrs. Buhari has said is not different from what some of us have been saying that it is high time the President shakes-up his cabinet and bring in people who understand the manifestoes of the party and could help the party deliver on its change mantra, especially, the economy of the country needs an urgent attention.

“Some of our leaders like the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, have made this same observation in the past and I think they meant well for the administration and the country. I will also join them in appealing to the president to do the needful”, he said.

Frank however warned opposition politicians not to rejoice or read negative meaning to the interview, adding that Mrs Buhari spoke out the minds of many party men and women who felt sidelined in the present government. “Nigerian women in politics and other wives of president in the world have a lot to learn from what Mrs. Buhari has done. We should not forget in a hurry that this is what the former first lady Mrs.Patience Jonathan failed to do to her husband when few people hijacked his government and brought the government down.”

The APC spokesman also called on the president to act fast and correct some of the abnormalities currently threatening the existence of the APC as a party.