Timi Frank lauds Amaechi for revealing those who hired INEC Chairman, Yakubu
A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has commended a former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, for revealing those who truly appointed Professor Mahmood Yakubu as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Amaechi had while responding to questions from reporters after casting his vote in Rivers State on Saturday, disclosed that Yakubu was nominated for appointment by a member of the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s camp.
However, Frank in a statement issued Sunday said as a former Minister under President Muhammadu Buhari and a chieftain of the APC, Amaechi was competent and credible enough to reveal those who facilitated the INEC’s job for Yakubu.
He said: “From day one, it is clear that the INEC Chairman did not have any good intention to give Nigerians a credible election but to just come and handover.
“He decided to deceive Nigerians and that is why he refused to follow the Commission’s own election guidelines because of the hatchet job he was prepared to do for those who facilitated his appointment into office.
“The INEC chairman needs to be arrested for lying and his refusal to follow the template and guidelines put in place by the commission, an act that is tantamount to criminality.”
Frank maintained that the first and second elections were massively flawed by rigging and violence in most of the states.
He insisted that because the INEC Chairman owed overwhelming allegiance to Tinubu for appointing him to the job, all he did was reward Tinubu with votes rather than conduct free, fair and credible elections.
According to Frank, based on Amaechi’s confession, he only came to reward the people that put him there rather than conduct a free and fair election. That is why he gave Nigeria to Tinubu and APC. Then gave Rivers State to Wike as there was no election in the state. He only rewarded his benefactor.