Buhari’s Inauguration Calls for Sober Reflection, Not Excitement – Timi Frank
- Frank hope Supreme Court will overturn Buhari’s reelection in favour of Atiku.
- Says Buhari’s fresh mandate offered no ray of hope to Nigerians.
Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Timi Frank, has reacted to the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for a second term, saying the event calls for sober reflection, not excitement.
Frank in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday stated that all the promises made to the Nigerian electorates by the APC led administration in its first tenure were observed in the breach.
Frank who had since defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) further noted that its fresh mandate offered no ray of hope to Nigerians whom he claimed were mourning rather than celebrating.
According to the PDP chieftain, the event of presidential inauguration held at the Eagle Square was stripped of the glamour and fanfare that heralded the same event in 2015 and declared that “most Nigerians who brought him to power in 2015 are now regretting doing so in the first place.”
He also stated that despite all the heavy propaganda the ruling government has embarked on, the promise to end insurgency is still a mirage.
“Under your administration, not only that Boko Haram insurgents are still active, kidnapping and banditry that were no threat have compounded the country’s woes.
“The so-called anti-corruption war of your government in the last four years only succeeded in victimising Nigerians in the opposition. No official in this government can boldly say what the recovered amounts are being utilized but Nigerians know they are being re-looted,” he said.
On the economic front, Frank pointed that the Buhari-administration is notorious for amassing loans with unemployment being at record-breaking levels, while small and big businesses have collapsed without any remedy.
Frank who also alleged that corruption at the state level has been subsidized on several occasions in the name of bailouts and Paris Club refunds further claimed that majority of real voters never gave their mandate to the APC’s presidential candidate during the last election.
He, therefore, expressed the hope that the Supreme Court would resolve the election petition instituted by the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar challenging the victory of President in favour of the former.
The PDP stalwart, who advised Nigerians not to lose hope pointed that if the Next Level plan of the APC’s government was allowed to stand, the country might have been damaged beyond recognition in the next four years.