- As the general elections approaches, Nigerians have been urged by Timi Frank to put an end to the dictatorial tendencies of the APC government
- The former APC alleged that the current administration is using government apparatus to suppress the truth
- Condemning the invasion of Daily Trust offices by soldiers, Frank said the APC administration should know that without the media there is no democracy
Former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has said the recent development where armed military personnel attacked offices of Daily Trust Newspapers has shown how desperate the current administration is.
According to Frank, both media and private citizens have lost their right to publish or express themselves under President Muhammadu Buhari' administration.
He, however, called on Nigerians to take opportunity of the forthcoming elections to put an end to the dictatorial tendencies of the APC government in Nigeria.
In a statement signed in Abuja on Monday, January 7, Comrade Frank, condemned in strong terms the invasion of Daily Trust offices.
“While I condemn in totality all attempts to silence the media by invading offices of Daily Trust to send fear into the minds of other media organisations, the APC administration should know that without the media there is no democracy.
“The right to function by the media is boldly stated in the constitution. The failure of APC administration in ensuring security of lives and property should not be blamed on the media. It is also the responsibility of the media to expose all evils and failures of a government,” he said.
Comrade Frank alleged that the administration is using government apparatus to suppress the truth, put fears into the minds of few courageous citizens who could speak out the truth.
“Both the media and private individuals considered to have information against the government must prepare to face more tough times until Nigerians end this evil government through their votes in the coming elections,” Frank stated.
Comrade Frank warned the military to stay off politics and think of ways to tackle the insecurity battle in the northeast.
He, however, called on the international community not to keep quiet over the recent development in the country as Nigeria prepares for another general elections.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the National Peace Committee to call President Buhari to order.
The party says Buhari’s desperation for self-succession has become a major threat to Nigeria's national unity, stability and peaceful electoral process, alleging that the Buhari presidency has been overheating the polity with its recent actions.
NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng. We have updated to serve you better.
Nigeria Latest News: Buhari vs Atiku - 2019 Elections | Legit TV