Reno Omokri, former media aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) fabricated and spread lies which destroyed Nigeria’s economy.
Timi Frank, former deputy spokesman of the APC, had alleged that the party deployed propaganda to bring down the government of Jonathan.
In a statement, Omokri asked the EFCC and the ICPC to investigate President Muhammadu Buhari, Bola Tinubu and other leaders of the APC based on the allegations by Frank.
‘’The confession by a former spokesman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Timi Frank, that the ruling party fabricated outright lies against former President Jonathan has not only vindicated the former leader, but has exposed the APC to be a Nazi-like propagandist organisation that used and uses fraud and economic sabotage to destroy Nigeria in its quest for power,’’ he said.
‘’Recall that some of the most damaging allegations against the administration of ex-president Jonathan included that $49 billion was missing and unaccounted for from the federation account and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and that the ex-president had emptied out the excess crude account.
‘’These false allegations were made in a desperate power grab, but they led to a massive loss of confidence in the Nigerian economy, leading to capital flight. These acts of economic sabotage were deliberate and are criminal.
‘’It is a financial crime to knowingly make false allegations against the Nigerian government’s economic management policy for the purpose of undermining it and weakening it so that an individual or organisation can profit from such undermining.
‘’Based on the confession and testimony of Chief Timi Frank, it is clear and established that General Muhammadu Buhari committed a crime against Nigeria, aided and abetted by his party, the All Progressives Congress, in that they knowingly subverted the Nigerian economy and turned the then third fastest growing economy in the world to the present world headquarters for extreme poverty.’’
Omokri said the failure of the EFCC and the ICPC to prosecute the APC leaders “should be taken by the Nigerian public as proof that these law enforcement bodies have since lost the independence they enjoyed under the PDP, and are now mere appendages of the ruling party’’.
He asked Nigerians to recall when the prices of commodities were cheaper, and the economic price they have to pay now because of the economic sabotage of Buhari.
‘’We ask Nigerians to remember the good old days when fuel was ₦87 per litre, the dollar was ₦199 to $1, a 50kg rice was ₦8,000, a Lagos-Abuja return air ticket was ₦18,000, the ₦18,000 minimum wage was worth $120, a bottle of Coke was ₦60, a packet of Indomie noodles was ₦25, with a tin of Peak milk going for ₦80, while Nissan automobile was making cars in Nigeria for export,’’ he said.