Former Nationwide Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Timi Frank, on Monday claimed that the “presidency has been lastly caught” in what he described as “Freudian slip”, following the revelations by the Private Assistant to the President on Social Media Lauretta Onochie and the President’s marketing campaign spokesman, Festus Keyamo, concerning their principal and the previous Chief Justice of the Federation, CJN, Walter Onnoghen.
Frank mentioned that unconsciously, the assertion credited to Onochie that the previous Chief Justice of Nigeria, had a plan to annul the February 23, 2019, Presidential election and hand over a default victory to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, “is an admission and a corroboration of what we’ve got all the time recognized: That the persecution of Justice Walter Onnoghen was politically motivated and was not finished in good religion, however was an assault on an harmless man by the Buhari administration in its plan to thwart the desire of the Nigerian folks.”
Whereas reacting to each Kayamo and Onochie’s statements, Frank recalled that on Monday, April 15, 2019, that the previous had mentioned, “The Atiku’s plan was for Justice Onnoghen to annul the outcomes of 17 main states gained by President Buhari, thereby giving victory to you guessed who, sure, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. However Justice Onnoghen confessed to crimes towards our nation.”
In an announcement forwarded to DAILY POST, Frank additional mentioned that the above assertion was, “prima facie proof that the Buhari authorities by no means deliberate to carry credible elections and that they’re utilizing the state to sponsor an assault on the judiciary with a purpose to cow the discovered justices into giving a judgment beneficial to President Buhari.
“Nigerians might recall that the petition used to droop Justice Onnoghen was written by one Dennis Aghanya, who’s a former spokesman to President Buhari and is presently one among his confidantes. Nigerians might additional recall that the Code of Conduct Bureau obtained the petition on Saturday, January 12, 2019, which is often a day that the judiciary doesn’t operate.
“It could additional be recalled that the Code of Conduct Bureau acted on the matter on Monday, January 14, 2019 and that by no means within the historical past of the Code of Conduct Bureau has a petition been given such breathtaking accelerated velocity to the extent that the Code of Conduct Tribunal admitted that it had not completed investigating the case earlier than it charged Justice Onnoghen earlier than the Code of Conduct Tribunal.”
Whereas calling on the worldwide neighborhood to rapidly intervene, Frank mentioned: “Mr Dennis Aghanya’s and Miss Onochie’s actions are sufficient proof for the worldwide neighborhood to intervene on the facet of the Nigerian folks and the judiciary lest the brinksmanship of the Buhari administration leads the nation to the precipice.
“Already, the desperation of this authorities has seen them advance a ridiculous defence to the petition of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to the Election Petition Tribunal, to the impact that Atiku Abubakar shouldn’t be a Nigerian and that President Buhari doesn’t want a West African Examinations Certificates (college leaving certificates) to contest for the Presidency. But, this identical All Progressive Congress is difficult the competency of Senator Ademola Adeleke of Osun State on the grounds that he has no WAEC certificates.”
Timi Frank additionally urged Nigerians and the worldwide neighborhood to come back to teh support of the judiciary “earlier than they’re fully emasculated by this dishonourable and determined administration.”