President Muhammadu Buhari, who was on Wednesday inaugurated for a second term in office as Nigeria’s President, and the All Progressive Congress (APC) have been warned not to celebrate “a stolen mandate”.
The warning was issued by political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Comrade Timi Frank who also said the Supreme Court will decide the true winner which he said is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
In a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja, Timi Frank said May 29 would have been a day of joy but that Nigerians were mourning because of a government that had forced herself on them. He added, “however we remain hopeful that the judiciary would restore our stolen mandate.”
While assessing the performance of Buhari’s government in the last four years, Timi Frank said; “Most Nigerians who brought him to power in 2015 are now regretting doing so in the first place.
“Despite all the heavy propaganda his government has embarked on, the promise to end insurgency is still a mirage. Under your administration not only that Boko Haram insurgents are still active, kidnapping and banditry that were no threat have compounded the country’s woes.
“The so-called anti-corruption war of your government in the last four years only succeeded in victimising Nigerians in the opposition. No official in this government can boldly say what the recovered amounts are being utilized but Nigerians know they are being re-looted.
“On the economic front, this administration is notorious for amassing loans. Unemployment is at record-breaking levels, while small and big businesses have collapsed without any remedy even as corruption at the state level has been subsidized on several occasions in the name of bailouts and Paris Club refunds.”
Frank, who commiserated with Nigerians over what he described as the “inauguration of a totalitarian President” added that “as from today, May 29th, 2019, till a court of competent jurisdiction decides the true winner of the last general election, Buhari is an illegitimate President.”