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You can’t stop FBI, CIA from doing their job – Ex-APC chieftain tells Tinubu

Former deputy national publicity secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank has urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to allow the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to do their job.

This follows claims by Phrank Shaibu, Special Assistant on Public Communication to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar that Tinubu is making attempts to block the release of the details of his alleged criminal investigation by American authorities.

FBI is scheduled to start releasing approximately 2,500 documents relating to President Tinubu in its database in October 2023.

In a statement on Friday, Frank wondered why a public servant and President of the most populous black country in Sub-Saharan Africa would want to block the release of his records with US security agencies if he has nothing to hide.

He said: “Again by trying to block the FBI and CIA from releasing records concerning you, you have inadvertently confirmed ‘irreparable’ damage that those records would do you. This move has confirmed that you have a serious record that you don’t want Nigerians or the world to know.

“The right thing for you to do is to resign now before you are disgraced out of office by the imminent release of records of your past activities by the FBI and CIA. You cannot stop Nigerians from asking questions or the American security agencies from doing their job.

“You tried to stop the Chicago State University (CSU) from releasing your records but you failed and you will again fail in your attempt to block the FBI and CIA from releasing documents that would shine the light on your past and background.

“If you have decided to serve the people, then you should submit yourself to the people to ask you questions, to know your background, to know who you are, to know the school you went to.”