Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has commended the US governments for its unbiased report regarding corruption fight and large-scale impunity Nigeria, under the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Frank, in a statement in Abuja, said that the US report about unbridled corruption and unparalleled impunity under the Buhari-led government has cleared him.
The U.S State Department had in a 48-page report posted on its website clearly stated that impunity remained unchecked at all strata of the Nigerian government, further noting that the Buhari-led administration lacked transparency and openness.
According to the US report, “Massive, widespread, and pervasive corruption affected all levels of government and the security services.”
It also cited right abuses, violation of rule of law, Shiite and IPOB extrajudicial killings, among others as common practices under the APC-led federal government.
Reacting to the report in a statement on Saturday, Comrade Timi Frank, who praised the U.S. Government for exposing what he called “lies of APC government” and also urged the other Western countries to conduct a thorough investigation into the activities of President Buhari’s administration in the last three years to save democracy in Nigeria.
According to Frank, the anti-corruption agencies inherited by the APC’s government serves as a tool to fight opposition political leaders and anyone opposing the re-election of President Buhari, in the 2019 general election.
Frank also revealed that “the current EFCC which is meant to fight corruption is now being used to as a fundraiser from corrupt politicians to support President Buhari’s re-election bid while those that have refused any form of negotiation are being harassed and persecuted.
“One will be eager to ask why nobody around the President and in APC is under investigation or being prosecuted despite the fact that so many of them have been indicted at different times and levels.
“The trend now in Nigeria is, regardless of how corrupt a politician is, once he defects to APC and openly declares support for Buhari’s re-election, his sins will be forgiven immediately. The anti-corruption agencies are only effective against those who oppose the President’s re-election agenda or not in the APC,” Frank stated.
The former APC national officer alleged that “the current Service Chiefs do not have what it takes to end massive killings and all forms of insecurity in Nigeria because they are benefiting from it directly or indirectly to the comfort of the President.”
He, however, called on leaders of thought, Civil Society Organisations, right’s activists, Labour Unions, religious leaders and the international community not to take the U.S. latest report of corruption and impunity under the APC’s government for granted.
He also called on Nigerians to reject President Buhari’s re-election bid by voting him out of power in 2019 general elections.