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Army refutes allegation of meeting with President, INEC, calls for Timi Frank’s arrest



The Nigerian Army has debunked allegation by former Deputy Spokesperson of the All Progressive Congress, Comrade Timi Frank that Chief of Army Staff (COAS) had a clandestine meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari and Staff of Independent National Electoral Commission on modalities to rig the presidential elections, while calling on the Nigerian Police Force to arrest him for peddling fake new.

This rebuttal which is contained in a statement by the Directorate of Army Public Relations, also insisted that the President has the right to meet with any person he desires to meet with.

“The Nigerian Army (NA) notes with dismay the unsubstantiated fib published by on 10 Feb 19. The publication carried allegations by one Timi Frank, that a purported nocturnal meeting took place between the President Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and the COAS as well as some members of INEC and the President’s cabinet, to rig the forthcoming presidential elections”.

The statement added that whilst such an absurdity can be imagined to come from a known disgruntled person like Timi Frank, who has severally tried to malign the person of the COAS, the subsequent lacklustre move by Daily Post to publish such unfounded tosh without investigation tells a lot about the reputation of the tabloid.

The NA further noted that 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. To this end, the NA would like to categorically warn mischief makers to steer clear of joining issues with the Institution or its leadership in matters that are purely political. The NA is an apolitical institution and would continue to remain so while carrying out her constitutional responsibilities. Suffice to add that the NA has reported the said Mr Timi Frank to the NPF for his immediate arrest and prosecution for fake news and related offences against the leadership of the Army”, the service said.

The NA the statement concluded advised media houses to be fair and professional in their reportage, to avoid being tools in the hands of miscreants.

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