It has been alleged by a political group that former All Progressives Congress, APC, Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Timi Frank, is a hireling of Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
The group called the Initiative to Save Democracy (ISD) in a press statement signed by Oladele Peter, Publicity Secretary of the group on Thursday in Lagos said it had pictorial evidence to prove that Mr. Frank his doing the bidding of his paymasters.
Timi Frank, who had alleged that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was targeted for removal by the Cabals was because of his mismanagement of a N90billion Election Funds which was provided by FIRS, by came under fire on Wednesday night following a retraction by a national daily, Vanguard Newspaper of a libelous statement made by him against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
FIRS had rebuffed Frank’s allegation against the Vice President by stating that it made no provision of N90 billion to the VP.
On Thursday, Oladele Peter through the statement disclosed that Frank is working for the opposition and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. He explained that more evidences were emerging of their transaction including a meeting in Dubai where the plan was hatched.
“The picture is clearer now, Mr. Frank, a renegade and castaway from APC is doing the bidding of his master but legal actions will put all his toothless claims to rest.
“As Nigerians we have allowed fake news to fester for too long and that has to stop, we need to check fake news through all legal means possible and that is why I am happy that the Vice President has taken this route,” he said.
He said a source within the new strategies adopted by the PDP’s presidential candidate to boost his desperate quest to upturn the electoral victory of President Muhammadu Buhari through the Supreme Court co-opted Mr Frank.
“The young man’s campaign of calumny against the Vice President is deliberate and the aim is to discredit APC in order to whip up public sentiments for Atiku. I tell you the point-by-point dismissal of his (Atiku’s) petition by the election petition tribunal has devastated them.