Former APC chieftain, Comrade Timi Frank, has berated the EFCC for its recent actions. Comrade Frank accused the anti-graft body of intimidating and harassing PDP members.
He called on the international community to note that the fight against corruption in Nigeria is designed against only opposition members Former deputy national publicity secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has called out the leadership of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to justify its ongoing intimidation and harassment of persons loyal to the presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP).
In a statement, Comrade Frank said the agency has lost its core mandate and has been positioned by the federal government to fight only opposition members. Comrade Frank was reacting to the arrest of Barrister Taminu Turaki, the deputy director general of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, a senior lawyer who is leading the defense team of PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Although, Turaki was released in the early hours of Tuesday, March 5, Comrade Frank said no amount of blackmails, intimidation or harassment will prevent the opposition leaders from reclaiming their mandate. According to him, virtually every known names supporting the presidential ambition of Atiku have been threatened in one way or the other by various institutions of government. He also decried the silence by the National Peace Committee being led by the former Head of state, General Abdulsalam Abubakar (rtd), who he said, “ought to have called Buhari to order but chose to be silent in the face of oppression against opposition members.”