The Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank has marked out President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech as an insult to the citizens of Nigerians.
The president’s Thursday night speech has been condemned.
In a statement on Friday, Frank accused the President of “gross insensitivity”.
He said Buhari failed to take responsibility for the shooting of Nigerians by soldiers at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos.
Frank said: “Buhari as the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces is in charge of the Nigerian Army, therefore, cannot deny giving the order to deploy soldiers to the toll gate who rained bullets that massacred the #EndSARS protesters.
“It is evident, I dare say, that Buhari deliberately omitted to condemn the ignoble act and order investigation into the massacre of unarmed and peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night because he is complicit in deploying lethal force for the infamous military operation.
“It is unthinkable that after such a horrendous rain of bullets on unarmed protesters, the President still could not empathize with the wounded nor sympathize with those who lost their loved ones.”
Frank called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to take strong action against the country’s leader, the Governor of Lagos State and the Nigerian Army.
He said that rather than being conciliatory, Buhari’s speech was filled with military rhetoric even as an elected President.