The Living Perfect Master and founder of One Love Family, Satguru Maharaj Ji, has cautioned the former deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank to stop his unguarded statement towards President Ahmed Bola Tinubu and his Vice, Kashim Shettima.
Recall that Frank recently reacted to a statement by Shettima where he said he would “retire Atiku and teach him how to rear goats and boilers” following the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Court on petitions challenging the declaration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu as winner of the February 25, 2023 presidential election.
In a swift reaction in a statement through the One Love Family Minister for Information, Ojo Mogbadewa, and personally signed by Satguru Maharaj Ji and made available to journalists in Ibadan, the Living Perfect Master posited that “Timi Frank has become another Bible and Quran by telling us that Atiku and Peter Obi remain the heroes of democracy in Nigeria and Nigerians will never forget their struggle for a free, fair and transparent democratic system.
According to Maharaj Ji, “Tinubu has won. Tinubu has come to lay legacies that other Presidents were not able to achieve. Be careful of false information which you know is tantamount to dishonor of our revered President Tinubu.
“I can say without any doubt of contradiction that you’re one of those terrorists who the oyinbos are trying to use to destabilise Nigeria.
“How on earth would you say Nigerians know that Atiku and Peter Obi remains the heroes of democracy in Nigeria? When the Constitution had already layed it out that it is the turn of the south to produce Nigeria’s next president after eight years of President Muhammadu Buhari, a northerner like Mr. Abubakar?
“As far back as 1999, when what we have in Lagos today were only dreams in the minds of visionaries, Tinubu took over like that proverbial octopus with all its hands in all the jars, weaving Lagos state from pit to the palace it is today.
“Of course, even the bible pointed out that when men of vision lead, the people rejoice. This was Tinubu’s greatest strength as he toes the path of exemplary administration through his many leadership qualities.
“As the saying goes, the fowl knows the animal that deprived it of its fathers during the rainy season. The people of Lagos can never forget the efforts of Tinubu’s administration in creating the Lagos of our dream today especially when the allocation for Lagos was seized, prompting Tinubu to put on his thinking cap.
“For eight years, Tinubu also agitated for special status, or special economic assistance, for Lagos state. Up to now, it is still a dream.
“The saying that everything success begins and ends with pristine leadership was proven as Tinubu ended his administration with awards to crown his many efforts for the people of Lagos state.
“Have you forgotten a report on how former Atiku Abubakar, was the subject of a probe 11 years ago by the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs chaired by Senator Carl Levin.?
“The report detailed how Atiku as Vice President of Nigeria used offshore companies to siphon millions of dollars between 2000 and 2008 to his fourth wife in the United States, Jennifer Iwenjiora Douglas Abubakar.
“According to the report submitted to the US Senate by the committee on February 10, 2010, the illegally transferred money made Atiku an “employer of labor” and a proud owner of American University of Nigeria (AUN), a school, whose tuition fees more than 99% of Nigerian students cannot afford.
“In 2007, Atiku was the subject of corruption allegations in Nigeria related to the Petroleum Technology Development Fund. Of the $40 million in suspect funds, $25 million was wire transferred by offshore corporations into more than 30 U.S. bank accounts opened by Ms. Douglas, primarily by Guernsey Trust Company Nigeria Ltd., LetsGo Ltd. Inc., and Sima Holding Ltd.
“So, how do you want to compare a man who is so corrupt with Tinubu? Nigerians are now wiser to start voting for a corrupt individual as Atiku. Infact, he doesn’t have anything to do with 2023 Presidential Election because he isn’t qualified in any way,” Maharaj Ji queried Frank.
Timi Frank did not see anything wrong in the statement made by Atiku Abubakar when he said “what the average Northerner need is somebody who’s from the North. This is what the Northerner need. It doesn’t need a Yoruba or Igbo candidate. I stand before you as a pan-Nigerian of Northern Origin.
“It is beyond the pale of a senior citizen and a former Vice President to brazenly instigate strife and disunity in our country in pursuit of his befuddle political self-interest”.
“But it is not surprising coming from a desperate and serial failed candidate for the office of the President. If, as Atiku believes the average Northerner needs a President, when will they ever not need a Northerner President”?
“What does Atiku think the average Southerner needs? Why is it about what the average Northerner needs, or even what the average Southerner may need? Why is it not about Nigeria and Nigerians need? Nigerians need bold and visionary leadership anchored on a firm commitment to transcendental national unity, over and above ethnic or sectional obsessions”.
“Atiku’s words ring loud of extreme and mindless desperation and such an extremely desperate man cannot and must not be entrusted with the most important job of President, a job whose core duty is that of leading, unifying and working in the best interest of all in an ethnoreligious, pluralistic society as Nigeria – Our country does not need that kind of highly inflammable rhetoric now or ever”, Maharaj Ji posited.