- Comrade Timi Frank, has said the presidency has been caught in what he described as 'freudian slip.'
- The former deputy national publicity secretary of the APC, was reacting to comments by key figures in the Buhari's government
- Comrade Frank called on Nigerians and the international community to rally to the defence of the judiciary, saying they are in danger
A former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has said the presidency has been caught in what he described as 'freudian slip.'
Comrade Frank made the comment following the revelations by the personal assistant to the president on social media, Lauretta Onochie and the president's campaign spokesman, Festus Keyamo, regarding their principal and the former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen.
Frank said unconsciously, the statement credited to the presidential spokeswoman that the now-resigned former CJN, had a plan to judicially annul the February 23, 2019 presidential election and hand over a default victory to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is significant.
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He said the comments, “is an admission and a corroboration of what we have always known: That the persecution of Justice Walter Onnoghen was politically motivated and was not done in good faith, but was an attack on innocent man by the Buhari administration in its plan to thwart the will of the Nigerian people.”
In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Monday, April 15, Frank recalled that on Monday, April 15, 2019, the president's aide on social media said, “the Atiku’s plan was for Justice Onnoghen to annul the results of 17 major states won by President Buhari, thereby giving victory to you guessed who, yes, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. But Justice Onnoghen confessed to crimes against our nation.”
According to him, “the statement is prima facie evidence that the Buhari government never planned to hold credible elections and that they are using the state to sponsor an attack on the judiciary in order to cow the learned justices into giving a judgment favourable to President Buhari.”
“Nigerians may recall that the petition used to suspend Justice Onnoghen was written by one Dennis Aghanya, who is a former spokesman to President Buhari and is presently one of his confidantes.
“Nigerians may further recall that the Code of Conduct Bureau received the petition on Saturday, January 12, 2019, which is normally a day that the judiciary does not function.
“It would further be recalled that the Code of Conduct Bureau acted on the matter on Monday, January 14, 2019 and that never in the history of the Code of Conduct Bureau has a petition been given such breathtaking accelerated speed to the extent that the Code of Conduct Tribunal admitted that it had not finished investigating the case before it charged Justice Onnoghen before the Code of Conduct Tribunal,” he added.
Comrade Frank, therefore, called on Nigerians and the international community to rally to the defence of the judiciary, “before they are completely emasculated by this dishonourable and desperate administration.”
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed claims by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is a Cameroonian.
In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Sunday, April 14 by its spokesman, Kola Ologbodiyan, the PDP described the allegation “as a calculated attempt by the APC to trivialize and divert attention from the compelling issue of their criminal rigging of the 2019 presidential election.’’
According to the PDP, the claim by the APC explains why the Buhari administration, “has remained insensitive to the challenge of insurgency, general insecurity and economic travails of Nigerians in the north-east.’’
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