APC leadership is not Muslim-dominated, says Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode

Former Minister says the campaign of calumny is a ploy by PDP to discredit the merger.

A former Aviation Minister and member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Femi Fani-Kayode has described those saying that the association, a merger of some opposition parties in the country, is dominated by Muslims as either being mischievous or simply ignorant.

Mr Fani-Kayode explained in a statement on Sunday that contrary to the contents of the list being circulated in the social media, the association has 37 interim national officers out of which 18 are Muslims and the remaining 17 Christians.

He asked those circulating the half list to publish the full one alleging that it is a ploy by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to discredit the fledgling association.

“Those that say that APC is a Muslim party and that are citing and passing around a long list of newly-appointed Muslim interim officers as evidence of this are either being mischievous or are just plain ignorant,” he said.

“The APC has 37 interim national officers on its interim National Executive Committee. 18 of those officers are Muslims and 17 are Christians.”

“Those that are publishing and spreading the all Muslim list in the media and the social websites and networks should be advised to go and publish the full list of ALL the national officers of the APC and not just the list of Muslim ones.

“This is merely a PDP ploy to sell a lie to the public and attempt to clothe it as truth and it shall not stand. The truth is that there are many more religious and ethnic bigots in the PDP and much more ignorance than there is in any other party in Nigeria.”

Mr Fani-Kayode recalled that “It is the National Chairman of the PDP by the name of Alhaji Bamanga Tukur and not that of the APC that recently described the Islamist terrorist organisation called Boko Haram as ”freedom fighters”.

It is the leader of the PDP by the name of President Goodluck Jonathan and not any APC leader that recently described Boko Haram as his ”siblings” whom he ”could not move against”.

“It is a leader of the PDP in the person of Governor Isa Yuguda who recently said that he knew the various factions in Boko Haram very well and that he knew what they could do and not do.”

The former minister alleged that PDP secretly sympathize with Boko Haram, adding that under the party led administration, the sect has killed over 7000 Nigerians in the last two years.

He said, “So if you are looking for those that know Boko Haram well, that secretly sympathize with them and that are inclined to treat them with kid gloves look to the PDP. If you are looking for those that are ready to dine with that terrorist organisation and that have slaughtered over 7000 Nigerians in the last two years look to the PDP and not the APC.

“Our PDP Federal Government has been soft on terrorism from day one and this has led to the burning down and bombing of hundreds of churches all over the north.

“You tell me who has assisted the Boko Haram terrorists more in their evil quest- the weakness and cowardice of the Jonathan administration and their inability to provide the Nigerian people with security and protection when faced with terror or the rhetoric of the leadership of the APC.

“The latter have spoken out against terror on many occasions whilst the former tremble before it and appease it as if they were bed mates, soul-mates and political associates.

“Those that accuse the APC of being a party of Islamic fundamentalists, Islamists and terrorist sympathizers or a party for only Muslims are completely wrong. This is nothing but PDP propaganda. I despise and abhor Boko Haram yet I am in APC. I am not a Muslim but a practising and devout Pentecostal Christian yet I am there and there are millions of other Christians there too. We are all there.

“The APC belongs to all of us and not just the Muslims. And neither can the PDP be described as the Christian party because there is nothing that is wholesome, good or Christian about it’s behaviour and performance in the last 5 years.

“All this PDP propaganda has to stop and they should stop attempting to label others or to bring religion into politics.”


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  • Mani_Kay

    THE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH = “CONSCIENCE IS AN OPEN WOUND; ONLY TRUTH CAN HEAL IT” (SHEIKH OTHMAN DAN FODIO) = TRUTH HURTS

    UPDATED: OFFICIAL FACE of BUHARI/TINUBU APC (AS SUBMITTED TO INEC)

    National Chairman: Abdulkareem Bisi Akande (Muslim)

    Deputy National Chairman: Aminu Bello Masari (Muslim)

    National Secretary: Tijjani Musa Tumsah (Muslim)

    Deputy National Secretary: Nasir El-Rufai (Muslim)

    National Publicity Secreatary.: Lai Muhammed (Muslim)

    Deputy National Publicity Secretary: Isa Chul (Muslim)

    National Treasurer: Sadiya Umar Faruq (Muslim)

    National Financial Secretary: Alhaji Shaibu Musa (Muslim)

    National Youth Leader: Abubakar Lado (Muslim)

    National Legal Adviser: Muiz Banire (Muslim)

    National Deputy Auditor: Bala Jibrin (Muslim)

    National Vice Chairman, North East: Umar Duhu (Muslim)

    National National Vice Chairman, North West: Salisu fagge (Muslim)

    National Vice Chairman, North Central: Ahmed Abdullahi Aboki (Muslim)

    Zonal Chairman, North West: Senator Sule Garo (Muslim)

    Zonal Chairman, South West: Yemi Sani (Muslim)

    Ex-Officio Member: Muniru Muse (Muslim)

    Ex-Officio Member: Alhaji Yemi Sanusi (Muslim)

    National Women Leader: Sharia Ikeazor (Muslim Convert; Born and Raised in the North)

    All as announced by Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff (Muslim).

    Note: No Northern Christian was picked as National Vice Chairman or Zonal Chairman;why?

    Is it not unconstitutional for INEC to register this ethno-religious party?

    It is instructive to note that all the key and important positions have been listed above and they are all assigned to Muslims. Embarrased by the publication of this list, APC went to media dubiously claiming that 17 Christians were assigned positions. I challenge APC to publish the names of the so called 17 Christians and the positions assigned to them since as far as I know, and I would say it again, I have listed all the key and important positions and all of them are assigned to Muslims.

    NB: This update is necessary in order to answer frivolous allegations that some names were deliberately omitted. Yes, I had omitted the names of persons like Tom Ikimi, Anyim Nyerere and Otunba Niyi Adebayo who were appointed National Vice Chairman for South-South, South East and South West respectively and Senator Annie Okonkwo who was appointed Deputy National Chairman South. The reason is because these positions must of necessity go to persons who are indigenes of the respective geo-political zone. They are really not what I call day-to-day executive and functional positions; they are completely peripheral. Furthermore, it is instructive to note that none of these persons genuinely profess and practice Christianity; of a truth they are nothing but masked Muslim Converts. I am also aware of inconsequential positions given to Emma Eneukwu, Osita Izunaso and James Ocholi. For instance James Ocholi was appointed Deputy National Legal Adviser. What is the worth of Deputy National Legal Adviser. The person who calls the shots is the National Legal Adviser which in this case is Muiz Banire (a Muslim).

    My point in all this is that INEC will be doing a great disservice to Nigeria if they proceed to register this clearly ethno-religious party contrary to constitutional stipulations.

  • Mani_Kay

    THE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH = “CONSCIENCE IS AN OPEN WOUND; ONLY TRUTH CAN HEAL IT” (SHEIKH OTHMAN DAN FODIO) = TRUTH HURTS

    UPDATED: OFFICIAL FACE of BUHARI/TINUBU APC (AS SUBMITTED TO INEC)

    National Chairman: Abdulkareem Bisi Akande (Muslim)

    Deputy National Chairman: Aminu Bello Masari (Muslim)

    National Secretary: Tijjani Musa Tumsah (Muslim)

    Deputy National Secretary: Nasir El-Rufai (Muslim)

    National Publicity Secreatary.: Lai Muhammed (Muslim)

    Deputy National Publicity Secretary: Isa Chul (Muslim)

    National Treasurer: Sadiya Umar Faruq (Muslim)

    National Financial Secretary: Alhaji Shaibu Musa (Muslim)

    National Youth Leader: Abubakar Lado (Muslim)

    National Legal Adviser: Muiz Banire (Muslim)

    National Deputy Auditor: Bala Jibrin (Muslim)

    National Vice Chairman, North East: Umar Duhu (Muslim)

    National National Vice Chairman, North West: Salisu fagge (Muslim)

    National Vice Chairman, North Central: Ahmed Abdullahi Aboki (Muslim)

    Zonal Chairman, North West: Senator Sule Garo (Muslim)

    Zonal Chairman, South West: Yemi Sani (Muslim)

    Ex-Officio Member: Muniru Muse (Muslim)

    Ex-Officio Member: Alhaji Yemi Sanusi (Muslim)

    National Women Leader: Sharia Ikeazor (Muslim Convert; Born and Raised in the North)

    All as announced by Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff (Muslim).

    Note: No Northern Christian was picked as National Vice Chairman or Zonal Chairman; why?

    Is it not unconstitutional for INEC to register this ethno-religious party?

    It is instructive to note that all the key and important positions have been listed above and they are all assigned to Muslims. Embarrased by the publication of this list, APC went to media dubiously claiming that 17 Christians were assigned positions. I challenge APC to publish the names of the so called 17 Christians and the positions assigned to them since as far as I know, and I would say it again, I have listed all the key and important positions and all of them are assigned to Muslims.

    NB: This update is necessary in order to answer frivolous allegations that some names were deliberately omitted. Yes, I had omitted the names of persons like Tom Ikimi, Anyim Nyerere and Otunba Niyi Adebayo who were appointed National Vice Chairman for South-South, South East and South West respectively and Senator Annie Okonkwo who was appointed Deputy National Chairman South. The reason is because these positions must of necessity go to persons who are indigenes of the respective geo-political zone. They are really not what I call day-to-day executive and functional positions; they are completely peripheral. Furthermore, it is instructive to note that none of these persons genuinely profess and practice Christianity; of a truth they are nothing but masked Muslim Converts. I am also aware of inconsequential positions given to Emma Eneukwu, Osita Izunaso and James Ocholi. For instance James Ocholi was appointed Deputy National Legal Adviser. What is the worth of Deputy National Legal Adviser. The person who calls the shots is the National Legal Adviser which in this case is Muiz Banire (a Muslim).

    My point in all this is that INEC will be doing a great disservice to Nigeria if they proceed to register this clearly ethno-religious party contrary to constitutional stipulations.

  • nija pikin

    Mr fani kayode thank you for shading ligth on this pdp lies we really appreciate the explanation and we can see how the pdp for the past several year how they have been distorting every available facts for their unpatriotic acts but the good news is with honest politicians like you their game is off , and no amount of religiuos lies and bigotry will make nigerians change their mind for wanting a change in 2015

  • Tony

    Give us the full list and the matter will be rested

    • Efe1

      Research it and you will find it, don’t be a lazy goat.

      • Tony

        I have the list. You drunkard son of a whore. Let him publish the full list as submitted to INEC and the matter will be settled

        • Efe1

          why not publish the list you have. A goat for forty years is a goat forever. If you don’t like it, go dive a rock. Or better still, tell us why you think you are sane.

        • Ngo Zib

          Do us all a favor, publish the list or the link to the list. That would be very helpful. Thanks.

    • Sadiq Garba

      Check it out on the APC website. Or read get it from the last week editions of Nigerian NewsPapers.

      • Nemlong Manchok

        The full list is available.

    • Shuwah

      You are here:
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      Party Leaders
      Interim National Officers

      Details Published Date Written By APC News Category: Issues Hits: 2457

      National Chairman – Bisi Akande – Osun

      Deputy National. Chairman North -Aminu Bello Masari – Katsina

      Deputy National. Chairman South – Annie Okonkwo – Anambra

      National Secretary – Tijjani Musa Tumsah – Yobe

      Deputy. National. Secretary – Nasiru El-Rufai – Kaduna

      National Vice Chairman NW- Salisu Inuwa Fage – Kano

      National Vice Chairman NC- Ahmed Abdullahi Aboki – Nasarawa

      National Vice Chairman NE -Umaru Duhu – Adamawa

      National Vice Chairman SW – Niyi Adebayo – Ekiti

      National Vice Chairman SS – Tom Ikimi – Edo

      National Vice Chairman SE -Anyim Nyerere- Imo

      National Legal Adviser -Muiz Banire – Lagos

      Deputy National Legal Adviser- James Ocholi; SAN- Kogi

      National Treasurer – Sadiya Umar Faruk – Zamfara

      Deputy National Treasurer -Usman Suleiman Danmadami – Sokoto

      National Financial Secretary-Shuaibu Musa – Zamfara

      Deputy National Financial. Secretary -Sunday Chukwu – Ebonyi

      National Organizing Secretary – Osita Izunaso – Imo

      Deputy National Organizing Secretary -Lawal Shuaibu – Zamfara

      National Publicity Secretary – Lai Mohammed – Kwara

      Deputy National. Publicity Secretary – Isa Madu Chul – Borno

      National Welfare Secretary – Emma Eneuku – Enugu

      Deputy National Welfare Secretary – Romanus Egbuladike – Imo

      National Auditor -Olisa-Emeka Akamukali – Delta

      Deputy National Auditor – Bala Jibrin – Bauchi

      National Women Leader – Madam Sharon Ikeazor – Anambra

      Deputy National Women Leader – Amina Abdullahi – Gombe

      National Youth Leader – Abubakar Lado – Niger

      Deputy National. Youth Leader- Uzo Igbonwa – Anambra

      National Ex- Officio – Yemi Sanusi – Ogun

      National Ex- Officio – Miriki Ebikibina – Bayelsa

      National Ex-Officio -Babachir D. Lawal – Adamawa

      National Ex-Officio-Antibass El-Nathan- Taraba

      National Ex- Officio- Nelson Alapa – Benue

      National Ex- Officio- Jock Alamba – Plateau. Who is the bloody liar now? Ignorant

      • Shuwah

        There are 17 Christians in the list.

        • Shuwah

          So you can hold your religious and tribal sentiment. We can read and we can see the truth. 2015 nigeria demand change. Idiot pdp agent

        • Shuwah

          If you can’t see the truth then you’ll continue to suffer.

  • appolos

    Fani Kayode. New spokesman of the holy party APC. I dey laff ooo.

  • emmanuel

    Hmmmm! Na femi deu talk here, he nor dey shem sef. For all the aviation money he stole with his master, a woman gave him a fight for the money and changed the face of our Airpprts within a record time and less funds.

    OBj and Femi had to shift base because a government who wanted the status quo changed never allowed them to continue. Hear him talk about good governance. Nigerians are now wiser.

    Who created Boko Haram? ANPP and are part of APC.

    By the way, who are the christians in the interim APC exco? Majorly deputies and who are deputies. In Nigeria, deputies are spare tyres or irrelevant aides.

    I have never forgotten all the abuses and names Femi called Soyinka and well meaning Nigeria for Criticising the gang of rogues who cleaned out Nigeria with OBJ. He is the Pentecostal man of today and a member of a mega opposition that sweeps away enemies and sweep all the monies into their private pockets.

    Mimiko, Oshiomole etc wake labour party up so we can beat the drums of a fledging opposition. I know that will have the PDP seat up

  • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

    THIS IS VERY SIMPLE. SHOW US THE FULL LIST. BLOODY LIARS.

  • honest

    Young man please tame your mouth a little. Address your leaders especially the president of Nigeria with respect. How does your contribution promote peace and harmony in Nigeria? Stop opening your mouth so wide please.