Timi Frank, a former Deputy National Publicity Secretary for the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked the EU, the US, the UK, and ECOWAS to convince President Bola Tinubu to step down from office due to certificate forgery.
Frank said in a statement released on Wednesday that Tinubu was unable to continue as President of Nigeria because he had evidently faked the certificate provided to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Chicago State University (CSU) officials reportedly confirmed under oath on Wednesday that a particular person named “Bola. A. Tinubu” attended the university, but they denied granting Tinubu a diploma. This was reported by BANKPAWA
Frank emphasized that the evidence points to Tinubu forging the certificate he used to run for president on February 25, 2023.
Moreover, he said, “He is duty obligated to resign office as provided for in section 137(1)(j) of the constitution, which says that no one would be validly elected as President of Nigeria if the person has “submitted a fake certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission.” An really serious constitutional issue.
We therefore urge all those who care about democracy to get ready for mass action to force Tinubu out of office as President of Nigeria, including but not limited to: former Presidents, retired Supreme Court justices, traditional leaders, the Nigeria Labour Congress, the Trade Union Congress, the National Association of Nigerian Students, the Nigeria Medical Association, the Nigeria Bar Association, and Civil Society Organizations.
This is our last chance to wrest control of the country back from the band of terrorists who have taken it over.
We further urge ECOWAS’s leadership to ask him to step down as chairman, warning that any decisions made by the organization while he is in charge will be disregarded.
Since his legitimacy has been undermined by a confirmed act of forgery, “under his leadership, ECOWAS will not have credibility to speak on major issues in the continent,” such as the coup in Niger, among others.
Frank emphasized that it is not legitimate for Tinubu to continue in his role as ECOWAS chairman or to negotiate on behalf of the sub-regional body.
He stated that Tinubu must step down as president of Nigeria because his continued tenure would be detrimental to the country’s progress.
“His actions negate democratic standards and charters to which Nigeria, ECOWAS, and all African Union (AU) members subscribe,” he emphasized.