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Nigerian Army reacts to Timi Frank’s claim of Buratai’s midnight meeting with Buhari

The Nigerian Army on Sunday warned those it described as mischief makers to steer clear of dragging it or its leadership into matters that are purely political.

It insisted in a statement issued by its Acting Director, Col. Aliyu Yusuf, that it is an apolitical institution and would continue to remain so while carrying out its constitutional responsibilities.

Yusuf was reacting to an allegation by Timi Frank, a former chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Frank had alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari and some INEC members held a nocturnal meeting with the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, with intent to rig the Saturday Presidential election.

He, however, said the army had reported the said Timi Frank to the Nigeria Police “for immediate arrest and prosecution for fake news and related offences against the leadership of the army.”

Yusuf described Frank as a “disgruntled person, who has severally tried to malign the person of Buratai.”

“The deluded Timi Frank, who claimed he had incontrovertible evidence provided by sources in the know about the alleged nocturnal meeting, however, could not substantiate his accusations with any reasonable facts besides his concocted hogwash.

“For the record, as well as for the education of the likes of Mr Timi Frank, the President, C-in-C is at liberty to hold a meeting with his Service Chiefs at whatever time most suitable, which was not even the case here, as nothing of such happened,” Yusuf said.

Army urges police to arrest and prosecute Timi Frank

The Army opined that the former APC spokesperson’s statement was baseless and was targeted against the person of Buratai.

The Nigerian Army has called on the police to arrest and prosecute former spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank.

The call was made following Frank’s accusation that President Muhammadu Buhari held a meeting with INEC Chairman, Professor Yakubu Mahmood and Chief of Army staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, in a bid to perfect his plans to rig the presidential election.

In a statement issued on Sunday, Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Aliyu Yusuf, described Frank’s allegation as concocted hogwash and warned mischief makers to desist from further spreading fake news.

The Army opined that the former APC spokesperson’s statement was baseless and was targeted against the person of Buratai.

Yusuf said ” The Nigerian Army is an apolitical institution and would continue to remain so while carrying out her constitutional responsibilities.

“We have reported the said Mr. Timi Frank to the Nigerian Police Force for his immediate arrest and prosecution for fake news and related offences against the leadership of the Army.”

The force further explained that President Buhari is at liberty to hold meetings with his service chiefs any time.

In a statement issued on Sunday, Frank alleged that there was a nocturnal meeting between Mahmood Yakubu, Amina Zakari, President Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, at midnight on Saturday at the Defence House.

He alleged that the meeting was held to plot how to rig the forthcoming presidential election in favour of Buhari and APC candidates.

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