- Comrade Timi Frank has accused the federal government of deepening poverty in the country with its polices
The former APC deputy spokesman made the comment in reaction to a report by Economist Magazine on Nigeria
- The magazine had stated that Nigerians have become the poorest citizens of a country in the whole world under Buhari’s first term
A former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, on Sunday, June 2, accused the federal government of deepening poverty in the country with its polices.
Frank was reacting to a report by The Economist Magazine that “Nigerians have become the poorest citizens of a country in the whole world, under President Muhammadu Buhari’s first term in office.”
According to Comrade Frank, the gradual extermination of Nigerians through poverty is an incontrovertible fact that the present government has refused to acknowledge.
“The reality on our streets speaks to that of a failed country. But the agony and irony of this precarious situation is that Buhari and his boot lickers continue to deny the reality which their actions and inactions have foisted on the people,” he lamented.
He added: “Buhari has failed to recognize that a democracy is not a military government. He has failed to realize that you cannot run a multi-ethnic and pluralistic society on the principle of command and control.”
He further lamented that the government's archaic and centrist disposition are not good for the country.
His words: “We can no longer afford to let the IMF, World Bank, China, development partners and donor agencies to bail us out of this deadly economic quagmire.
“This is the time to arise and take back our country if peradventure we can stop the drift and make life bearable for the over 90 million Nigerians now living in abject poverty and hopelessness.
“Those that are fortunate to be alive daily contend with harsh and unimaginable livelihoods. Unemployment pervades the land. Incomes are declining. Healthcare is un-affordable. We still lack basic amenities.
“We are confronted by bandits and kidnappers on our bad roads, killed in our villages by insurgents. We have been besieged in our own country by an pharaonic regime.
“Except we speak up, we may all likewise perish. God forbid! I believe that there remains enough good and patriotic men in Nigeria to confront this evil regime and stop the country from sliding irretrievably.”
Comrade Frank had earlier expressed hope that despite the second term swearing-in ceremony of President Buhari on Wednesday, May 29, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, will be declared winner by the judiciary.
According to him, supporters of the PDP presidential candidate would wait for the Supreme Court's pronouncement between Buhari and Atiku.
“We remain hopeful that the judiciary would restore our stolen mandate,” he said.
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