The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation has once again threatened court action against President Goodluck Jonathan campaign spokesman, Femi Fani-Kayode for saying that APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari is being funded by terrorist groups, such as the outlawed Boko Haram, Al-Qaeda and ISIS.
Femi Fani-Kayode had yesterday released a 35 question spreadsheet for Buhari and one of the question was if Buhari still:
“Does he still believe that an attack on Boko Haram is an attack on the north? Does he have a secret soft spot and closet affinity for Boko Haram? What are his views about the terrorist organisations known as Al Shabab, Al Qaeda, ISIS and ISIL, all of whom are allies of Boko Haram? Does he believe that they have a point and does he approve of their violent methods? Can he guarantee that not one dollar of Al Qaeda, ISIS or ISIL money has been used to support his presidential campaign? Does he believe in a secular state?
“Is it true that Buhari gets massive covert funding from Hamas, ISIS, ISIL, Al Qaeda and various shady Middle Eastern interests? Is it true that he was once nominated by Boko Haram to be their spokesman in proposed talks with the Federal Government?
APC released a statement moments ago and accused FFK of playing religious politics, they then gave the statesman one weeks to retract his defamatory comments or face the law.
“Never before in Nigeria’s history has the issue of religion been applied to such sinister purposes as we have seen during the years of President Jonathan’s government,” said Garba Shehu, Director of Media and Publicity of the APC presidential campaign organisation. “When all fails, they whip out the religious card.”
The campaign organisation however felt gratified that the Nigerian public already sees through what they called “this PDP game”.
They said that Buhari has transcended all the religious smears and along with his partner Yemi Osinbajo, who is a pastor, has been able to show the Nigerian people that Nigeria’s growth and development is not about religion, but about a genuine desire to change the lot of the country’s citizens and move the entire nation forward.
“A majority of the world’s Muslims, including Buhari, do not approve of the Al-Qaeda, and being Muslim does not translate into being pro-ISIS,” the group added.
“Again and again, Buhari has shown commitment to ridding our country of these vermin who claim to be killing in the name of Allah, but who, in actual fact, are messengers of Satan.”
The APC revealed that they will ask a court to confiscate Mr. Fani-Kayode’s international passport by way of injunction.
“There are some campaigners who obviously intend to escape from Nigeria after the handover of government from Jonathan to Buhari on May 29. That must be the reason why they can boldly make many of the reckless, irresponsible and defamatory statements that they have been mouthing off so flippantly throughout this campaign season. Either that or these people do not believe in our country’s judicial system. They don’t believe that one day; it will catch up with them.”
The APC has warned that it would not prolong the seven-day deadline given to Mr. Fani-Kayode to take back his words.
“Let me assure the PDP federal government that, under Buhari’s government, the judiciary will work. These men will be made to pay for all the many libel and fines the courts would hopefully issue for the crimes that their big mouths have committed.”
Fani-Kayode had yesterday given the APC some important question to answer,these question ranged from the health of Buhari to his connection with terror networks.