Timi Frank states reasons why 2023 elections shouldn’t be postponed

Comrade Timi Frank, who used to be the deputy national publicity secretary for the All Progressives Congress (APC), told President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday that he shouldn’t think about or accept any advice to move the upcoming elections.

Frank made this request in a statement in Abuja. He also asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to move the polls because it would make Nigerians’ lives even scarier than they already are.

He said that the call was necessary because the APC and its presidential candidate for 2023, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, had been trying secretly to get the elections postponed because they knew they were going to lose, which would be on February 25, 2023.

He said that Tinubu had spent a lot of money to get the media and Civil Society Organizations in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory to start editorial campaigns and protests to call for the presidential elections to be moved, saying that there wasn’t enough fuel or Naira.

Frank, the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Ambassador to East Africa and the Middle East, told Buhari not to give in to the blackmail of APC and Tinubu. They are using the APC Governors to get him to move the polls, just like they got him to make Tinubu the Presidential candidate of the party.

He reiterated that the only legacy Buhari will leave for Nigeria is to fulfil his pledge to hold free, fair, credible, and transparent general elections in 2023, despite Tinubu’s and the APC governors’ efforts to persuade him otherwise.

Reminding Buhari that Tinubu has already run an open campaign claiming that the APC Government has failed, he said that only by insisting on the conduct of free, fair, and credible elections can Buhari restore his reputation.

He said that Tinubu and the APC want the elections to be put off so they can work on their rigging plans before the polls, just like they did in 2019.

Frank said, “Buhari has promised Nigerians and the world to bequeath free, fair and credible as his legacy. He must not allow the APC Governors and the behest of Tinubu to sway him to do otherwise.

“You need to prove Tinubu wrong that your government has not failed by ensuring the forthcoming general election is free, fair and credible.

“The international community is waiting to see if you will keep to your promise or if you deceived them with your commitment to ensuring holistic electoral reforms in the country.

“Nigerians are ready to go to the polls to correct the evil policies of an uncaring administration, as Tinubu has confirmed, to free themselves from hardship deliberately inflicted on them through clueless leadership.

“This is a better time to hold this election to enable Nigerians to choose whether to remain in Egypt with APC’s Pharaoh or to cross over to the promised land with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).”

He asked INEC to say no to any attempts to push back the elections. He said that Nigerians, who are already sick of the current government and are waiting to get rid of them with their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC), would be against it.

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