Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has slammed Vice President, Kashim Shettima, over the comment on retiring the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, from politics.
Goldennewsng reported that Shettima had boasted that he would retire Atiku and teach him how to rear goats and broilers following the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Court on petitions challenging the declaration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the winner of the February 25, 2023, presidential election.
Reacting to this, Frank said no man can retire Atiku from politics except God, stressing that what happened at PEPT was a judicial coup against Nigerians.
He said despite Shettima’s comment, many people are aware that Atiku and the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, remain the heroes of democracy in Nigeria, and Nigerians will never forget their struggle for a free, fair and transparent democratic system in the country.
Timi Frank further called on Shettima to apologise to Atiku and Nigerians over his statement, adding that a time will come when Shettima and his gang will feel the impact of what transpired at the judiciary.
He said, “Shettima should know that one with God, as they say, is majority.
“Atiku has the majority, and this is why Nigerians did not jubilate nor celebrate the pyrrhic affirmation through judicial coup orchestrated by the PEPC affirming Tinubu as the winner of the Presidential election.
“What happened in Nigeria on Wednesday was a judicial coup against the Nigerian state. It wasn’t justice. It was an ambush against the people.
“Shettima and his gang may celebrate a stolen mandate against the will and wishes of the majority of Nigerians now, but a time will come when they will feel the impact of what transpired when the judiciary brazenly decided to jettison substance, facts and evidence adduced before them and ruled against Nigerians for their personal gain”