A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has reacted to the Supreme Court judgement which upheld the victory of General Muhammadu Bubari, discribing the decision as “a show of shame by the judiciary.”
Frank also warned the few beneficiaries who were hailing the outcome of the apex court to be careful not to fall victims in the near future.
The political activist in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, declared that the Waziri Adamawa Atiku Abubakar, will remain a true hero of democracy in Nigeria despite the ruling.
The Bayelsa born activist described the ruling as not only the worst but a daylight robbery in the history of Nigeria.It is an embarrassment and a total show of shame as other countries will be laughing at our judiciary.
Frank, who thanked Atiku’s supporters at home and abroad, believe that what transpired at the Supreme Court was a coup against democracy.
“It was a well scripted drama. The evil agenda was perfected before General Buhari left the country in pretence. It was a collaboration between the presidency and the Supreme Court. Most Nigerians were shock at the speed at which the panel dismissed the case because the judgement came as a surprise to them.
“Nigerians will recall that I exposed the handpicked names of the panel members two days before Justice Tanko made it public. But surprisingly and shamelessly, the anti-democratic forces, despite the exposure still went ahead with the handpicked list. They have sold their consciences to the devil.
“The current apex court has taken the country far backward in the justice administration and it will take the mercy of God for all the actors in this sham to escape the hottest part of hell.
“This is a judgement that posterity will never forgive all those who sat on it and allowed themselves to be compromised. All those who allowed themselves to be used shall fully received their reward.
“It will be on record that certain Justices had opportunity to right the wrong but decided otherwise.”
Frank, who expressed joy in the law of posterity, said unavoidably all those who are gloating today in the injustice done to Atiku Abubakar, will have their days with posterity in near future.
“It is not all about Atiku Abubakar, he can not go hungry.It is about the future of young Nigerians. If Nigerians will continue to seat back and refuse to fight for their rights, the obvious hunger, poverty, insecurity, unemployment, incompetence hands in government and all other problems facing the country will not voluntarily disappear,” Timi Frank warned.
He, however, called on Nigerians not to fold their hands any longer, adding that “all democratic institutions like National Assembly, Judiciary and others built by former leaders have been destroyed under the current administration of General Muhammadu Buhari.”
Comrade Timi Frank
Maina Paying The Price for Blocking Looters, Says Family
Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of Pension Refund Task Team, is paying the price of “protecting the pension funds from looters”, according to his family.
In a statement issued in Kaduna on Sunday, Abdullahi Usman, spokesman of the family said false allegations were levelled against Maina, who is facing a 12-count charge of money laundering.
Describing him as a victim of circumstance, Usman said justice must be done.
“Maina was in a position where a lot of people thought they could exploit and loot pensions funds which he disallowed,” the statement read.
“He is today paying the price for protecting the pension funds from looters and extorting funds termites.”
Usman described as untrue, the reports that Maina has been feigning illness to escape justice.
At his last court appearance, Maina was wheeled into the courtroom, while his lawyer explained that he had been ill.
But there have been reports that Maina is hale and hearty and had been receiving visitors in Kuje Prison where he was remanded.
However, Usman said despite many efforts made, family members of the accused have been denied access to him.
“It is absolutely not true that Maina is receiving any presidential treatment in Kuje prison where he is being detained,” he said.
“He is placed under the usual prison conditions in an uncomfortable cell that is dilapidated… It is in fact a more difficult task than the usual prison processes of visiting detained person, to gain access or be allowed to visit Maina in detention. Several Family and friends have made efforts to see him but all to no avail.”
Atiku vs Buhari: Stop Consulting Presidency, Constitute Panel Based on Seniority, Frank Tells CJN
A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has urged the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Tanko Muhammad, to stop unnecessary delay in constituting a Supreme Court panel to determine Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s case challenging the Presidential Tribunal ruling in favour of General Muhammadu Buhari.
Frank demanded that the CJN should constitute the Supreme Court panel based on the tradition of seniority and not “consulting or waiting on the advice of the presidency.”
In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, the political activist said it amount to injustice for the CJN to delay the constitution of the 7-man panel more than a month after the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) appealed the Presidential Tribunal’s judgement.
“We are reliably informed of an unholy alliance between the CJN and the presidency which is causing the delay in constitution of the panel, such move is dangerous for Nigeria’s democracy.
“The CJN must respect the normal tradition of following the order of seniority in selecting the justices. Even all the times Bubari himself had approached the Supreme Court in the past, order of seniority was followed.The precedent is set contrary to the ongoing shopping for judges who will be favorable to the whims and caprices of General Buhari and the APC.
“If anything contrary to the tradition of order of seniority which we all know is allowed to happen, that will confirm that the CJN has bowed to the pressure from the presidency and that will also confirm the allegation made earlier by the CUPP.
“It is obvious that the judiciary under the current administration seems to have been caged but it is high time our judiciary showed courage. The whole world witnessed the courage showed by the Supreme Court in the United Kingdom recently. Even in Africa, Kenya’s Supreme Court has also proven to be independent when it recently nullified presidential election of a sitting president, Nigeria’s judiciary must prove its worth in this case.
“A situation where the CJN has to consult the presidency or the AGF before a panel is constituted does not show an independent judiciary,” Frank stated.
While calling the attention of the international community on the matter, the Bayelsa born activist said in a democratic system once justice is not seen to be given, anarchy and chaos will be the order of the day.
Frank also called on the former CJNs to call Justice Tank to order, to avoid playing politics but adhere to precedents laid by them.
“Nigeria is greater and more important than General Buhari and his cabal. I therefore, call on the good people of Nigeria, the African Union (AU) and other International Community to ensure that the independence of the judiciary must remain sacrosanct and inalienable, and compel Justice Tanko to do the right thing,” Frank stated.
Setback For Boko Haram As Troops Capture More Commanders
It is another setback for Boko Haram as combined troops of 26 Task Force Brigade, 21 Special Armoured Brigade and elements of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), while acting on a piece of intelligence, conducted a sting operation against some of the criminals hibernating around Pulka general area of Gwoza LGA, Borno State on 20th October 2019.
The operation led to the arrest of 16 active Boko Haram members. Preliminary investigation reveals that some of the arrested suspects participated in the heinous attack on Pulka and Gwoza including the barbaric execution of some Nigeria Police personnel sometime ago.
Photos of captured boko haram below
Bulama Ali an active Boko Haram member captured by Nigerian Army troops on 20th October 2019 at Pulka in Gwoza LGA of Borno State.
Hassan Audu an active Boko Haram member and Logistics Supplier captured by Nigerian Army troops on 20th October 2019 at Pulka in Gwoza LGA of Borno State.
Alhaji Umar an active Boko Haram member and Logistics Supplier captured by Nigerian Army troops on 20th October 2019 at Pulka in Gwoza LGA of Borno State.
Mustapha Alhaji Mele an active Boko Haram member and Vulcanizer captured by Nigerian Army troops on 20th October 2019 at Pulka in Gwoza LGA of Borno State.
In a statement issued by the Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu in Abuja on Tuesday stated that two of the arrested Boko Haram criminals have been on the Nigerian Army most wanted Boko Haram list earlier published on Serials 41 and 90.
It noted that the arrested suspects are: Lawan Abubakar Umar Garliga and Bayaga Manye ( on serial 41 and 90 respectively of the Nigerian Army most wanted Boko Haram list), Alhaji Umaru (a Boko Haram Logistics Supplier), Goni Agwala (Boko Haram Logistics supplier), Momodu Shetene (Boko Haram Logistics Supplier and bicycles repairer), Hassan Audu (Boko Haram Logistic Supplier), Usman Manye AKA Yega ( Boko Haram Logistics supplier ), Ali Lawan (Boko Haram Logistics supplier) and Modu Mallum (Boko Haram Logistics supplier). Others are, Modu Abubakar Jugudum, Bulama Ali, Umar Usman, Mustapha Alhaji Mele (Boko Haram Rifle man and vulcanizer), Abor Lassan, Mallum Ari and Mala Bala.
Following the massive success recorded by the troops during the sting operation, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai while commending the Theatre Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Maj Gen Olusegun Adeniyi as well as the officers and men of Operation LAFIYA DOLE for the feat in service of their fatherland, enjoined them to continue to sustain the pressure on the criminals and ensure there is no hiding place for them and their collaborators.
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