Nigeria is back to recession, Timi Frank, former APC chieftain, says


A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of All Progressive Congress (APC) Mr Timi Frank has said that Nigeria has retrogressed to economic recession under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari’s APC government.

He also said that unemployment has also gone through the roof with 33.5 per cent of the total population practically begging for their daily bread. He said that the government of the APC has run out of ideas on how to take the people out of poverty.


“Nigerians should take note that the ‘Next Level’ Buhari promised the country is now being implemented fully, where insecurity reigns supreme, where hunger and poverty stare Nigerians in the face, job loss and begging is the order of the day, and lack of respect for the rule of law has become the badge of honour for the government of the day,” he said in a statement.

Buhari not Nigerian president

He also said that he won’t recognise Buhari as Nigeria’s president until the court case challenging his victory is resolved.

Timi Frank, now a member of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) also berated President Buhari on the state of insecurity in Nigeria, where hundreds of innocent people have been killed.

His stance corroborate the position of the leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Ayo Adebanjo, who earlier said that the president should not be recognised as president-elect.

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Frank said until the Supreme Court determines the true winner of the 2019 presidential election, Buhari should not be addressed as president-elect, submitting that “He is an illegal president-elect.”

In a statement he obtained by InfomediaNG, Frank commended the elder statesman for his courage in speaking truth to power.

He said that no matter how long it takes, the will of people will surely prevail.

“It is unfortunate that Nigeria has very few men like Pa Adebanjo, who can boldly say it as it is. Even at their very old age, hypocrisy is still a meal ticket for so many and that is why illegality  reigns supreme in Nigeria.

“Under the watch of Buhari, there is no governance and that is why his appointees are taking advantage of his incompetence to loot public funds. Buhari has taken the country from bad to worse, and democracy is now getting another meaning under the nose of a failed president,” the statement read.

Worsening security situation in Nigeria

Reacting on the worsening security situation across the country, Frank alleged that all the funds meant to buy equipment have been stolen by a clique inside APC-led administration.

“Where is the motivation? All the funds meant to purchase weapons have been stolen by the APC government. The president cannot sack the tired and long-due-for-retirement service chiefs because the secret of his illegal second term is in their (Service Chiefs’) hands.

“A caring president cannot abandon the country when the nation is on fire. Buhari does not care and that is why he chooses to travel for a private matter when his subjects are dying in large numbers to banditry, kidnapping and hunger,” he said.

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  • Opeyemi Quadri

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