Comrade Timi Frank, a former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Friday, called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to allow the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States of America, to do their job.
Frank spoke against the backdrop of a suit by Tinubu in the USA seeking to stop the planned release of his records with the FBI and CIA in no distant time.
It was reported in September that from October, the FBI would start releasing approximately 2,500 documents relating to President Tinubu in its database.
According to The Peoples Gazette (an online newspaper), “Christopher Carmichael, one of the lawyers who represented Tinubu in the recent controversial academic record case in Chicago, had filed motions to appear in an ongoing freedom of information action brought against the U.S. organisations where records that may help answer questions about the president’s real identity and decades-long endeavours are domiciled.
“The lawyer brought his motion in accordance with Civil Local Rule 83.2(c).”
However, Frank in a statement in Abuja, wondered why a public servant and President of the most populous black country in Sub-Saharan Africa would want to block the release of his records with US security agencies if he has nothing to hide.
“Again by trying to block the FBI and CIA from releasing records concerning you, you have inadvertently confirmed “irreparable” damage that those records would do you and same not palatable to the public or conduce to the holier-than-thou persona you now seek to project.
“This move has confirmed that you have a serious criminal record that you don’t want Nigerians or the world to know.
“So if you know you have a criminal background, then the right thing for you to do is to resign now before you are disgraced out of office by the imminent release of records of your past activities by the FBI and CIA.
“You cannot stop Nigerians from asking questions or the American security agencies from doing their job. You tried to stop the Chicago State University (CSU) from releasing your records but you failed and you will again fail in your attempt to block the FBI ans CIA from releasing documents that would shine the light on your shady past and background.
“If you have decided to serve the people, then you should submit yourself to the people to ask you questions, to know your background, to know who you are, to know the school you went to.
“But whenever the people want to know the personality of their President, you will start running from one court to the other – an action that inexorably points to someone with a criminal background that will not want people to know who is he.
“Since the release of Chicago documents you have been hiding in Aso Rock and suddenly delegated Vice President Shettima to represent you in China.”
Frank who is the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), Ambassador to East Africa and the Middle East, insisted that the action taken by Tinubu to again block the planned release of his records is an embarrassment to the presidency, Nigerians and the international community.
“This shameful act that the impostor called Tinubu has engaged in is a huge embarrassment to the highest office of President and embarrassing to the entire Nigerians before the entire world.
“Nigerians are tired of the embarrassment you have brought upon them in recent time,” he said.
He added: “For the few still supporting Tinubu particularly corrupt senior lawyers and judges, be it known to you that a great calamity will befall a nation that rationalises evil because of today’s benefits. All l can say to you is that you should answer the following questions:
- Did Bola Ahmed Tinubu submit documents claiming to have obtained GCE A/Levels Certificate from Goverment College Lagos in 1970, at a time such school was not in existence, that is now part of United States Court Record?
Did Bola Ahmed Tinubu use the document in (1) as the foundation document for attending any or all tertiary institutions he claimed to have attended in the United States of America that is now documented as part of Court Records?
Did Bola Ahmed Tinubu submit forged documents to INEC that he claimed were obtained from the authorities of Chicago State University? A claim that he made on global television at Chatham House, that has now been refuted as part of Court Records in the United States of America?
Are these issues which are consistent with dishonesty and criminality not a breach of Section 137 (1) (J) of the Nigerian Constitution?
Does someone with established baggage of criminality hold the highest office of the President of Nigeria? Thus, representing the moral and spiritual standing of over 200 million Nigerians?”
He expressed confidence that the American court where Tinubu is seeking an injunction to block the release of his files would disgrace him like the Chicago court.
He appealed to the American Government and her institutions not to fall to the antics of Tinubu now seeking to hide his past from Nigerians.
He commended the Chicago court, that ordered CSU to release Tinubu’s academic records and expressed confidence that the judges handling the present FBI and CIA case will do the right thing to give Nigerians the privilege to know their President.
He urged the US judges to act according to law and interest of Nigerians and not the selfish interest of personalities.
He further called on Tinubu to stop using Nigerian taxpayers’ money in paying foreign lawyers to defend him in cases bordering on crisis of identity and perjury.