John Alechenu, Abuja
Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Timi Frank, has advised Chief Tony Anenih, to quietly retire from politics instead of trying to rewrite history.
Frank urged the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party; to end his quest for “cheap popularity at old age.”
The APC Chieftain was responding to comments made by Anenih in his autobiography entitled: “My Life and Nigerian Politics”, in Abuja, on Sunday.
Anenih had in the book, claimed that he blocked former Vice President Atiku Abubakar from becoming President in 2003.
He said, “There was no other way I could have offended Vice President other than that I prevented him from being PDP’s presidential candidate in the 2003 elections.”
Frank challenged the former PDP BoT chairman to tell Nigerians “one good thing” he will be remembered for as he retires from political stage.
The APC chieftain said the former Minister of Works was not entirely truthful in his account of the events leading up to the 2003 presidential elections.
According to him, Atiku enjoyed the support of 22 out of Nigeria’s 36 state governors to run but that Atiku being the loyal deputy that he was decided it would best serve the nation’s democracy to decline the offer and back President Obasanjo instead.
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