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General News of Tuesday, 10 October 2023


ECOWAS: Tinubu’s position as chairman no longer tenable, ex-APC chieftain gives reason

President  Boal Ahmed Tinubu President Boal Ahmed Tinubu

Amid the controversy surrounding President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's certificate from the Chicago State University (CSU), former deputy spokesperson of All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has called for his sack as the chairman of ECOWAS.

The pragmatic Frank made this call via a statement made available to in Abuja on Tuesday, October 10.

According to the statement, Frank is calling for Tinubu's sack as ECOWAS chairman due to the discovery that he allegedly forged his certificate that was submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for his screening as a presidential candidate in the build-up to the 2023 polls.

Frank said: “If ECOWAS must remain relevant and retain its credibility and respect among member states, especially in dealing with military junta now spreading fast like a pandemic across the sub-Region, it must act fast to protect its integrity.”

Frank equally called on past and present presidents of member states of ECOWAS to prevail on the sub-regional body to do the right thing by appointing another chairman in an acting capacity pending ratification during the next Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS.

He said failure to act timeously would put the regional body in a lame-duck position where all decisions reached during the tenure of Tinubu would not be respected and, therefore, null and void.

Meanwhile, Timi Frank has called on the FBI and CIA to investigate Chicago State University (CSU) over President Bola Tinubu's academic records.

Frank accused Chicago State University (CSU) of being reluctant to release President Tinubu’s records.

The former APC deputy spokesperson said failure to release Tinubu's academic records would make the world see the American university system as corrupt.