Timi Frank Questions President Tinubu’s Resistance to Release Academic Records.
Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has publicly questioned President Bola Tinubu’s attempts to prevent the release of his academic records.
Frank, known as an ally of Tinubu’s political rival, Atiku Abubakar, criticized the President for what he perceived as a desperate move to obstruct the unveiling of his academic records from Chicago State University (CSU).
In a statement issued in Abuja, Frank expressed his concern and bewilderment at Tinubu’s actions, demanding to know the motivation behind the President’s eagerness to appeal a judgment by a US Magistrate Court that instructed CSU to disclose his academic records.
“If you know you have clean academic records, why are you fighting to stop their being released? What ‘severe and irreparable harm’ will you suffer if the records are released?” Frank questioned.
Frank called on all Nigerians to take a stand and participate in the quest for the President’s authentic academic records. He emphasized that this should not be a one-man battle and urged citizens to collectively demand transparency in their leader’s qualifications, highlighting the potential political and diplomatic consequences for Nigeria if this matter is left unaddressed.
“This fight should not be for Atiku Abubakar alone. Nigerians must rise up and demand to know the academic records of their president. Tinubu’s desperate attempt to buy time with his recent appeal is a huge embarrassment to Nigerians both at home and in the diaspora. Why does the court-ordered release of Tinubu’s academic records appear like a matter of life and death to the President?” Frank remarked.
Frank appealed to Tinubu to cease embarrassing Nigerians with what he characterized as a “do-or-die” attempt to suppress the release of his academic records. He asserted that Nigerians are eager to ascertain the genuine qualifications of their President and urged Tinubu to reconsider his stance.
The more you fight to conceal your academic records, the more you damage the image of the country and its ability to attract investors who want to do business with genuine and trustworthy partners and not those believed to have skeletons in their cupboards. Are Nigerians not entitled to know the authentic academic qualifications of their president?” Frank concluded.
The ongoing dispute over President Tinubu’s academic records continues to captivate the nation’s attention as questions regarding transparency and accountability persist.