Politics

Timi Frank wants Goodluck Jonathan to intervene in PDP crisis

Comrade Timi Frank, a former Deputy National Publicity Secretary for the All Progressives Congress (APC), has called on ex-President Goodluck Jonathan to try and resolve the internal conflict within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Comrade Timi Frank, a former Deputy National Publicity Secretary for the All Progressives Congress (APC), has called on ex-President Goodluck Jonathan to try and resolve the internal conflict within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He said this was necessary so the party could effectively compete in the upcoming 2023 elections.

Frank made this request in a statement released in Abuja, where he also congratulated Jonathan on his 65th birthday.

He asked him to keep mediating between the two sides for the country’s sake.

To “enable us to continue with the trajectory of good governance,” he pleaded with the ex-president to ensure that PDP wins back the presidency in 2023.

Ambassador to East Africa and the Middle East for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), Timi Frank, praised Jonathan as a visionary leader whose direction is a source of inspiration and a great boon to everyone.

He stated that to improve the PDP’s chances of winning the 2023 general election, it is now Jonathan’s responsibility to mediate peace talks between the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and the G-5 Governors, led by Nyesom Wike.

The political activist from Bayelsa stated: “I want to use this opportunity once more to apologize to you for the wrong position we took in 2015.

“We are sorry. We now know better. Nigerians are faced with so many economic woes and insecurity since 2015.

“I’d like to implore you to find a place to forgive me personally and the entire country in general.

“The only way to show that forgiveness is by playing a role to finding a lasting solution to the challenges confronting the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the moment.

“This is coming against the background that you are seen as a father and a leader to the entire good people of Nigeria.

“Don’t look away when your house is burning. I recognise your statesmanship status and so many Nigerians support that position.

“However, as a father to the entire PDP family, on whose platform you had governed this country and the country which you left about seven years ago has come to be known as the poverty capital of the world.

“I employ you in the spirit of peace and the love of country to intervene and bring the warring factions together to ensure we coast to victory in order to salvage the country come next year.

“Kindly do all that is possible to make PDP return to power to enable us continue with the trajectory of good governance. PDP is the only party that can rescue and unify the country.

“You are a symbol of peace in Africa, let the role being continuously played by you in Africa reflect in Nigeria.

“Nigerians and I have made mistakes and we acknowledge the mistakes. Therefore, we plead with you to find a place in your heart to forgive and forget as life is not devoid of mistakes.

“Our great leader, the symbol of peace in Nigeria in particular and Africa in general, find a place to forgive us all as you celebrate your birthday today.

“Once more, a very big congratulations to you and the entire family. We pray the good Lord will continue to bless and strengthen you in all you do in Jesus’ name. Amen.”