The former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress, APC, Timi Frank, has accused the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari of plotting to arrest and frame up loyalist of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Frank said the Buhari government was “getting more desperate” with the recent arrest of former chairman of Skye Bank.He said information at his disposal showed that government of Buhari had marked for arrest some private individuals, political associates, PDP members and businessmen supporting Abubakar as the next president, before the election.
In a statement he signed and forwarded to us, on Friday, the former APC spokesperson condemned what he termed victimisation of Tunde Ayeni and other opposition figures by the APC administration, using the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).
Frank said from all indices, Buhari and his men were getting more desperate by the day, having realised the possibility of loosing the February 16 presidential election.
He also urged Nigerians and the international community not to take lightly the recent comment by the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-rufai that “those that are calling for anyone to come and intervene in Nigeria, we are waiting for the person that would come and intervene, they will go back in body bags.”
Frank stated that what El-Rufai said was truly the mindset of APC administration, adding that the governor and his party should be held responsible for any violence or killing of any local or foreign observer during the election.
“Despite the peace accord, the shameless defence of El-Rufai’s blunder by the presidency tells you the mindset of the President himself, and that the governor was just used to test the water. In anyway, there is no different between El-Rufai and General Buhari, who in 2011 threatened the blood of Monkeys and Baboons,” Frank stated.
While commending the endorsement of Atiku Abubakar by major ethnic youth leaders across the country, Frank urged them not to stop at that but to sensitise people to defend their votes until the PDP presidential candidate is declare winner next week.
“The step taken by the socio-cultural youth leaders is a welcome development. It is a step expected of any lover of Nigeria because to remove a dictatorial government of General Muhammadu Buhari is a patriotic task and all hands must be on deck.
“We know that the PDP has won this election against a military dictator who has since forgotten when he came into power but any attempt by the INEC to favour the APC will be resisted and Nigerians will show the APC government the Venezuela style,” Frank stated.