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‘Life worthless under Buhari’ — suspended APC chieftain apologises to Jonathan

‘Life worthless under Buhari’ — suspended APC chieftain apologises to Jonathan
May 20
14:10 2018

Timi Frank, a suspended chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has apologised to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, alleging that life is worthless under President Muhammadu Buhari.

Frank, one of the then opposition leaders who criticised Jonathan in the buildup to the 2015 election, conveyed his apology in an open letter.

He explained that he apologised to Jonathan because events in the last three years showed that the ex-president was a better leader.

“I would first of all like to use this opportunity to formally apologise to the immediate past President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, for all the tantrums and mistreatment orchestrated by me against his person while he held sway at the helm of affairs of our great country,” the letter read.


“Indeed, I and many others may have misunderstood Jonathan’s silence for weakness and thus pushed harder to malign his person and portray him as a weak leader.

“Having achieved the change agenda, it is now crystal clear, that the change we had clamoured for is not the change we got. Under your (Buhari) tenure the rule of law has been replaced with the rule of force. You have injected fear into the society. People who voted for you to save them from corruption and ineptitude have been barred from speaking up against the myriads of evil and wicked acts being perpetrated by officials in your government.

“Unfortunately, corruption is in the upward swing under your watch. This is why I had to apologize to Jonathan since events of the last three years have shown the former president was a better leader.


“People freely expressed themselves under Jonathan’s administration without fear of being branded cultists’ sponsors, gunrunners or aiding murderers. But not so under this administration.

“Under Jonathan, Nigerians enjoyed freedom of speech, association and right to hold dissenting views including organising and partaking in protests against unwelcome government policies. All these are no go areas today. Does it mean Jonathan was a better democrat? It is a fact that no member of the APC which was then in the opposition before 2015 was jailed or harassed for expressing dissent.”

He said the current government has shown disdain for court orders.

“El-Zakzaky and Dasuki will not be in jail today but for the present rule of force under this government. It is a pity that today democracy and freedom have become scarce. Insecurity continues unabated,” he wrote.


“Killings take place on a daily basis across the country either by kidnappers, Boko Haram insurgents, herdsmen, and other criminal elements having a free reign around the country. Life has become worthless and uncertain and people cannot speak out for fear of being labeled anti-government by your regime.

“Besides, instead of heeding the wise counsel of leaders like Obasanjo, IBB, TY. Danjuma, General Gowon, and religious leaders like Bakare and Oyedepo, you have again declared to seek reelection as President. You even boasted in Bauchi that you will be reelected which was akin to saying you will rig yourself back into office.”

Frank added that history will not be fair to him if he had championed campaigns against Jonathan and remained silent in the face of “anti-democratic tendencies and sheer impunity”.



  1. Naija Watchman
    Naija Watchman May 20, 17:46

    You thought supporting buhari will give you free pass. When your principal is held you cry. Thank God Ngozi iweala is confessing the truth.

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  2. Udo
    Udo May 20, 17:53

    Life was better in Nigeria when 8 trillion was diverted according to KPMG. No wonder timi frank supports atiku

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  3. Naija Watchman
    Naija Watchman May 20, 18:00

    The same Jonathan whose boys locked Ngozi iweala and IMF president out of aso rock.
    The same one who laid seige on kano emirs palace.
    The same one who raided and ransacked newspaper houses
    The same one who withdrew amaechis security
    The same one whose boys threatened to burn down nigeria with no public. Rebuke
    The same one who stole Ekiti elections with federal might
    The same one who grounded Amaechis plane in Kano.
    The same one under whom buhari was bombed, Patrick azazi killed, yaro of Kaduna killed
    The same one under whom boko haram annexed one sixth of the country.
    Timi Frank you try…

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  4. Emeka
    Emeka May 21, 07:43

    Well, am not surprised, maybe he expected Buhari to come and share money corruptly the way his uncle Jonathan did. No way, he should be ashamed of himself.

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