Timi Frank vows to protest ex-Service Chiefs’ nomination as ambassadors


A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, on Friday, called on the Senate not approve the nomination of the immediate past Service Chiefs for appointment as non-career Ambassadors.

President Muhammadu Buhari had in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, announced General Abayomi Olonisakin (Rtd), Lt. General Tukur Buratai (Rtd), Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas (Rtd), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar (Rtd), and Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Usman (Rtd), as non-career ambassadors.

Their appointment is subject to Senate’s approval.

Frank, in a statement in Abuja, said Buhari’s action was tantamount to rewarding incompetence at the nation’s expense, global image and perception.

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He added that their nomination as envoys by Buhari is meant to dress them in diplomatic immunity in order to shield them from investigation and prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC) already probing the varied atrocities and crimes against humanity, the ex-Service Chiefs may have individually or collectively perpetrated while in office.

He vowed to mobilise Nigerians in diaspora to stage protests in countries of their primary assignment should the ex-Service Chiefs ever be posted as diplomats by Buhari.

He also called on members of the international community, particularly the countries where the ex-Service Chiefs may be posted to as envoys to reject them.


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