Don’t Set Nigeria Ablaze Over CJN, Onnoghen – Timi Frank To Buhari

Press statement

Frank to Buhari: Don’t set Nigeria ablaze over CJN, Onnoghen

Former
Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress
(APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has described the devious effort by President
Muhammadu Buhari to topple the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice
Walter Onnoghen, as being akin to igniting an incendiary material that
would completely ravage the country if not immediately reversed.

Frank
who gave this admonition in a statement in Abuja, said the cancerous
Buhari administration has resorted to a fast-track in their efforts to
finally put Nigeria to social, political and economic ruination which
they commenced on May 29, 2015.

He said: “This is a supposedly
democratic government but they are totally averse to the rule of law.
Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, Colonel Sambo Dasuki, Deji Adeyanju and Dino
Melaye, just to mention but a few, are today languishing in jail in
varied subhuman conditions following the hostile and anti-people
policies being executed by Buhari and his Cabal.

“Buhari and his
cabal have done everything outside the law to whittle down the powers of
the National Assembly through spurious charges against and trial of
their presiding officers and other lawmakers and his criminal refusal to
assent to critical bills like the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill
and the Electoral Act 2010 Amendment Bill.

“Buhari has refused
to replace ministers that have left his government thereby denying
critical sections of the country of any form of representation in the
Federal Executive Council as required by law.

“Buhari has
illegally ensured that all heads of security agencies in the country are
of northern extraction against the letters and spirit of the Federal
Character Principle as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria.

“Buhari has also advanced his parochial act
of governance by ensuring that all the Service Chiefs who are overdue
for retirement have their tenures elongated thereby frustrating the
career progression of serving military personnel – a situation that has
torpedoed morale in the Officer cadre and consequently serious and
dangerous reversals in the gains made in the fight against insurgency
and other dangerous criminal elements across the country. He is right
now seeking legal opinion on how to extend the tenure of the Inspector
General of Police whose tenure has since expired – in flagrant breach of
extant laws.

“Of all his hateful, lawless rhetoric and his
97/5% nepotistic ideology, he is again desperate to remove a serving CJN
– who is no where near his retirement age – based sentiments which are
largely religious and ethnic. Enough is enough!

“Today Nigerian
students in Universities and Polytechnics across the country are
languishing at home due to strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff
Union of Universities and their polytechnic counterparts due to the
lackadaisical approach to education by the administration.

“Besides,
N30,000 minimum wage bill is no where near the National Assembly for
passage into law in favour of the suffering Civil Servants in the
country. Rather than fast-track the presentation and passage of the
Bill, Buhari has vowed to renegotiate salaries of public servants
earning above N30,000.

“This is a government of destruction and not of development,” he stated.

He
warned Buhari and his cabal to immediately retrace their step and
back-off, as the illegality they have chosen to undertaken by removing
the CJN may spark unfathomable resistance from the overly marginalized
sections of the country capable of determining if indeed the nation will
remain one indivisible country as presently composed under his regime.

He
called on the International Community to hold Buhari and his Cabal
responsible for any breach of the peace which may result from their
tyrannical and sadistic actions against the CJN and other Nigerians
suffering from persecution under this regime.

“Nigerians are fully ready to defend their country. Enough is enough!” he stated.

Signed :
Comrade Timi Frank
Former APC’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary
Abuja