Former Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, Timi Frank, says he and some unidentified people sabotaged the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Naija News reports that the former APC spokesman made this comment in a statement recently.
The former APC spokesman said in the build-up to the 2015 general election, many lies were fabricated against Jonathan, who was running for a second time in office at the time.
Frank urged some people he called imams, pastors, and traditional rulers to ask Jonathan for forgiveness.
The former APC spokesman said: “I call on Nigerians that we should beg former President Goodluck Jonathan for wrongly voted him out and sabotaged his government. I must confess that as an APC figure in 2015, we fabricated many lies against Jonathan, though I have publicly apologised to him but other Nigerians, especially the pastors, Imams, traditional rulers, and other opinion leaders should beg for forgiveness too,” he said.
“It is obvious now that insecurity in our nation has gone out of hand. The challenge was limited to a zone under Goodluck Jonathan but presently no state, including General Buhari’s home state is secured.”
The former APC spokesman said under the Jonathan administration, there was democracy and rule of law.
“Under Jonathan, Nigerians abroad were relocating back home but under Buhari, Nigerians are running away. Under Jonathan, Nigerians are respected all over the world but that has since gone under Buhari.
“Under Jonathan, Nigerians were crying in tears but now Nigerians are crying in blood. Under Jonathan, there was freedom of speech but that has long gone under the APC administration.
“Under Jonathan, poverty, hunger and unemployment were not as bad as it is today. Under Jonathan, Nigeria was a united Nation but sentiments have taken over now.
“As it is now, all the institutions of government that were working well under Jonathan have all been blackmailed and politicised.
“So, I call on others who betrayed Jonathan to come out publicly and apologise to him. I also use this opportunity to appeal to former President Jonathan to forgive Nigerians and bless the Nation against the evils that have pervaded the land.”
The former APC spokesman called on Nigerians to ask President Muhammadu Buhari administration what happened to the $1 billion withdrawn from the excess crude account (ECA) to fight insecurity.