Former Deputy Nationwide Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Timi Frank, has appealed to the US, United Kingdom, Germany, United Nations, and different members of the worldwide neighborhood to urgently name President Muhammadu Buhari to order over “incessant intimidation and harassment” of opposition figures within the nation forward of the 2019 basic elections.
Frank particularly condemned in sturdy phrases the alleged plot to arrest the Managing Director of Constancy Financial institution, Nnamdi Okonkwo, over frivolous costs merely due to the Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Get together, PDP, Peter Obi, was a former chairman of the financial institution.
He additionally stated other than the indiscriminate arrest and freezing of financial institution accounts of many opposition figures, some businessmen suspected to be supporting the presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, are additionally being harassed by businesses of presidency on the orders of the presidency.
In an announcement issued to DAILY POST in Abuja on Thursday, Frank known as on the worldwide energy blocs to come back to the help of Nigeria to stop a revolt towards the federal government by residents who at the moment are being pushed to the wall.
In response to Frank, from all indications the present authorities isn’t prepared for the overall elections in 2019 as evident in its refusal to assent to the Electoral Act Modification Invoice meant to right previous lapses and guarantee free, honest, credible and clear elections.
He added that because the electoral physique lifted embargo on open rally, the APC and its presidential candidate have failed to prepare political rallies to promote their programmes, therefore their resort to intimidate and frustrate opposition members.
The previous APC spokesman, who condemned the arrest of Doyin Okupe, the purported search of Atiku’s son’s residence in Abuja, illegal freezing of the accounts of some PDP members, arrest of activists and journalists amongst others, acknowledged that such anti-people actions have been harking back to previous army dictatorship within the nation.
Whereas calling on the worldwide neighborhood to avoid wasting Nigeria’s democracy, he stated: “The APC’s authorities shouldn’t be allowed to create one other monster. If nothing is finished to halt this ongoing harassment, it’ll get to a state the place individuals will start to defend themselves and by that point the present Boko Haram insurgency can be youngster’s play.
“In a democracy, how can a President deal with his nation women and men as lower than human? The APC’s authorities is utilizing state equipment just like the Police and EFCC to intimidate harmless Nigerians, unlawfully. Nigerians reside in worry. Freedom of Speech has been placed on maintain underneath President Buhari’s authorities. Critics of the administration are more and more being hurled into jail.
“Regardless of signing the Peace Accord, we consider that President Buhari is not going to abide by its tenets primarily based on his antecedents. Except the buddies of Nigeria come to its support, except this authorities is put to verify, it isn’t solely the 2019 election that’s endangered. The continued existence of the nation can also be in jeopardy.
“So, I urge the worldwide neighborhood and all of the lovers of democracy all around the world to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to cease all types of intimidation and harassment of Nigerian residents over spurious allegations,” Frank acknowledged.