In a remarkable twist of events, Comrade Timi Frank, formerly the deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has taken a bold stance, urging President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to permit the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States of America to proceed with their investigations.
This comes in response to a lawsuit filed by Tinubu in the United States, aimed at halting the scheduled release of his records held by the FBI and CIA in the near future.
Back in September, it was reported that the FBI was poised to release approximately 2,500 documents pertaining to President Tinubu from their database.
This revelation sparked intrigue and anticipation regarding the content of these documents.
As reported by The Peoples Gazette, Christopher Carmichael, one of the attorneys who recently represented Tinubu in a controversial academic record case in Chicago, has filed motions in an ongoing freedom of information action against U.S. organizations where records relevant to the President’s true identity and decades-long endeavors are stored.
This motion was presented in accordance with Civil Local Rule 83.2(c).
Timi Frank, in a statement from Abuja, expressed his perplexity over why a public servant and the President of the most populous black country in Sub-Saharan Africa would attempt to block the release of records held by U.S. security agencies.
This action has raised eyebrows and sparked suspicions about what might be concealed within those documents.
Frank contends that Tinubu’s move inadvertently acknowledges that the release of these records could cause “irreparable” harm to his reputation, which is at odds with the image he is currently striving to project.
It suggests that there might be undisclosed aspects of his past that he prefers to keep hidden.
“If you know you have a criminal background,” Frank states, “then the right course of action is to resign now before the imminent release of your historical records by the FBI and CIA.”
This dispute raises broader questions about transparency and accountability.
If Tinubu is indeed dedicated to serving the Nigerian people, Frank argues, he should be willing to answer their questions, reveal his background, and provide insights into his educational history.
However, instead of embracing transparency, Tinubu appears to be running from one legal challenge to another.
This evasive behavior has triggered suspicions of a concealed criminal past that he is reluctant to disclose.
Frank, who also serves as the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Ambassador to East Africa and the Middle East, deems Tinubu’s actions a source of embarrassment to the presidency, Nigerians, and the global community.
This ongoing scandal has left Nigerians disheartened and concerned about the leadership’s integrity.
In addressing those who continue to support Tinubu, Frank warns that rationalizing unethical behavior for short-term gain could lead to grave consequences for the nation.
He poses a series of critical questions related to Tinubu’s documented claims and potential dishonesty, questioning whether someone with a tainted record should hold the highest office in Nigeria.
Frank expresses confidence that the American court handling Tinubu’s injunction to block the release of his files will follow the precedent set by the Chicago court and uphold the principles of transparency.
He implores the American government and its institutions not to be swayed by Tinubu’s efforts to conceal his past from the Nigerian public.
He commends the Chicago court’s decision to compel Chicago State University to release Tinubu’s academic records and remains optimistic that the judges overseeing the current FBI and CIA case will act in the best interests of Nigerians and uphold the rule of law.