Senate given 7-day ultimatum on Maina rerport
A former deputy national publicity secretary of the APC, Comrade Timi Frank, has threatened to drag the Senate to court – Comrade Frank says he will drag the red chambers to court if it fails to release a report at the expiration of seven days – The report is on the investigations carried out on the former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Alhaji Abdulrasheed Maina A former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Nigerian Senate to make public their investigations carried out on the activities of a former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Alhaji Abdulrasheed Maina. Comrade Frank threatened to drag the red chambers to court if it fails to release the report at the expiration of seven days. The Senate had set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate the dismissed civil servant on how he (Maina) got into the country after he left the shores of Nigeria even though he was on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) wanted list for about two years.
Comrade Frank said the Senate must reveal its findings for member of the public. His words: “Since it is an era of fighting corruption, all hands must be on deck. The Senate must reveal to the general public what its committee discovered during the investigation of former chairman of the Presidential Task-force on Pension, Abdulrasheed Maina. “I have, however, prepared my lawyers to sue the Nigerian Senate if its ad-hoc committee fail to make public the outcome of its investigation in the next seven days. This is necessary for the nation Nigeria to know who are her real enemies and those who have served her diligently.” While condemning the sealing of residential houses located in Ikoyi, Lagos, owned by Senate President, Bukola Saraki, by the EFCC, Frank said the APC administration has mismanaged the much talked about fight against corruption for witch-hunting of the perceived political enemies.
“Nigerians at all level must speak up against injustices in the land. We must help the clueless government of APC in the fight against corruption. Political persecution should not be seen as right against corruption,” Comrade Frank said. Comrade Frank had in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Wednesday, May 7, described the move by EFCC to again comb the books of the Kwara state government as “another round of evidence shopping by the anti-graft body to enable it commence another circus trial,” adding that it will, “collapse like a park of cards at the end of the day.”