A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has described the purported request of the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, to meet President Bola Tinubu as inappropriate and condemnable.
He said Biden’s request conveyed by a US Presidential envoy and Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ambassador Molly Phee, defeats the stance of the American government on democracy and the sanctity of the ballot.
Frank, in a statement issued today, said the meeting billed to take place at the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in September was suspicious because Tinubu currently lacks legitimacy as the result of the 2023 presidential election is being contested in court.
He further noted that it was disheartening to note that at a time when Nigerians are eagerly waiting on the outcome of the Presidential Election Tribunal, the US seeks to play to the gallery by inviting Tinubu as the sole African leader Biden wishes to meet at UNGA.
Frank, therefore, urged Biden to rescind his invitation to Tinubu pending the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on the suits challenging the legitimacy of the President.