The Nigerian Army has described a notable President Muhammadu Buhari critic and former spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, as a courier of fake news, and has asked the police to immediately arrest him.
Frank was said to have accused President Buhari of meeting with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, and the Chief of Army staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai at midnight to perfect his rigging plans.
But in its response to the claim in a statement on Sunday, the Director Army Public Relations, Colonel, Aliyu Yusuf, said the claim by Frank was a concocted hogwash and cautioned mischief makers to desist from further spreading fake news.
While it debunked the allegation and described it as baseless and targeted against the person of Buratai, the Nigerian Army, however, noted that the President is at liberty to hold meeting with his Service Chiefs any time.
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The statement stated partly, “The Nigerian Army is an apolitical institution and would continue to remain so while carrying out her constitutional responsibilities.
“We have reported the said Mr. Timi Frank to the Nigerian Police Force for his immediate arrest and prosecution for fake news and related offences against the leadership of the Army”.