The former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Timi Frank has confessed that the party concocted lies to undo the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan in during the run-up to the 2015 elections.
In a statement, released in Abuja yesterday, Frank called on the party, religious leaders, traditional rulers and all Nigerians who directly or indirectly worked against Jonathan to “beg former President Goodluck Jonathan for wrongly voted him out and sabotaged his government.”
He said under Jonathan’s administration managed security challenge in the country stressing that “the challenge was limited to a zone under Goodluck Jonathan but presently no state, including Buhari’s home state is secured.
He added that “herdsmen were using stick but they now carry AK 47” and “lives of Nigerians were more important despite the challenges but under Buhari, cows are more important than lives.”
“I call on Nigerians that we should beg former President Goodluck Jonathan for wrongly voted him out and sabotaged his government.
“I must confess that as an APC figure in 2015, we fabricated many lies against Jonathan.
“Though I have publicly apologised to him but other Nigerians, especially the pastors, Imams, traditional rulers and other opinion leaders should beg for forgiveness too.
“It is obvious now that insecurity in our nation has gone out of hand. The challenge was limited to a zone under Goodluck Jonathan but presently no state, including General Buhari’s home state is secured.
“Under Jonathan, Fulani herdsmen were using stick but they now carry AK 47. Under Jonathan, lives of Nigerians were more important despite the challenges but under Buhari, cows are more important than lives.
“There was democracy and rule of law under Jonathan but it’s now rule of force and impunity. Under Jonathan, national assembly were active and working but it’s now a rubber stamp.
“Under Jonathan, Nigerians abroad were relocating back home but under Buhari Nigerians are running away. Under Jonathan Nigerians are respected all over the world but that has since gone under Buhari.
“Under Jonathan Nigerians were crying in tears but now Nigerians are crying in blood
“Under Jonathan, there was freedom of speech but that has long gone under the APC administration.
“Under Jonathan, poverty, hunger and unemployment were not as bad as it is today. Under Jonathan Nigeria was a united nation but sentiments have taken over now.
“As it is now, all the institutions of government that were working well under Jonathan have all been blackmailed and politicised.
“So, I call on others who betrayed Jonathan to come out publicly and apologise to him. I also use this opportunity to appeal to former President Jonathan to forgive Nigerians and bless the nation against the evils that have pervaded the land.”
Besides, Frank called on Nigerians to the APC administration how it spent the $1 billion withdrew from the excess crude account to fight insecurity in the country.
More so, the former APC deputy spokesman urged Nigerians to support a peaceful revolution to take back Nigeria.