APC insists Fani-Kayode lied about party’s comments on Boko Haram

Lai Mohammed

”In line with his shifty and deceitful style, Mr. Fani-Kayode, in his rambling response, tried to tone down his earlier statement…”

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The All Progressives Congress, APC, has insisted that Femi Fani-Kayode not only lied but distorted facts to reach a prepossessed conclusion on the party’s comments concerning the proscription of Boko Haram by the Federal Government

In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party also said Mr. Fani-Kayode’s emotional response to an earlier statement by the party failed to wash off the thick mud he splashed on himself when he returned to his vomit, repudiated everything he ever said he stood for and made himself available to be used to castigate the opposition on the altar of glaring exigency.

It said, however, that in the true spirit of the party’s belief in dwelling on issues rather than pettiness, it has decided not to engage Mr. Fani-Kayode in brickbats but to simply set the record straight for the sake of posterity, thus exposing Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode for who he truly is: a Janus-faced, brassy personality who stands for nothing and will fall for anything.

”On June 9th 2013, the ACN issued a statement in which it said in the opening paragraph ‘The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has said that the recent proscription order against Boko Haram and Ansaru, desirable as it may be in tackling the terrorist organisations, violates the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by stifling the press and tampering with the fundamental human rights of Nigerians’.”

”Any person, especially one who supposedly had the benefit of a sound education, who interprets this statement as a condemnation of the proscription itself is either acting out of deliberate mischief or has failed to take advantage of his good education, perhaps in desperation to escape justice at all cost.

”What the statement means is that in as much as the FG may have done a desirable thing in proscribing the terrorist groups, a section of the proscription Order violates the constitution by stifling the press and tampering with the fundamental human rights of Nigerians.

”We then went ahead to quote that offensive section of the Proscription Order as Section 5 (1), which prescribes a term of imprisonment of not less than 20 years ‘for any person who knowingly, in any manner, directly or indirectly, solicits or renders support for the commission of an act of terrorism or to a terrorist group’.

”We said ‘support, as defined by the Order, includes ‘incitement to commit a terrorist act through the Internet, or any electronic means OR THROUGH THE USE OF PRINTED MATERIALS OR THROUGH THE DISSEMINATION OF TERRORIST INFORMATION (emphasis ours). We said this section is in conflict with Chapter II Section 22 of the Nigeria constitution which says ‘The press, radio, television and other agencies of the mass media, shall AT ALL TIMES BE FREE (emphasis ours) to uphold the fundamental objectives contained in this chapter and uphold the responsibility and accountability of the government to the people’.

”We said by stifling the press, the Order is abridging a part of the fundamental human rights guaranteed every citizen under Chapter Four of the Nigerian Constitution in Section 39 (1), which states thus:

‘Every person shall be entitled to freedom of expression including freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart ideas and information WITHOUT INTERFERENCE?’ (emphasis ours), and warned that this section could be used against journalists and the opposition,” APC said.

In order not to be misunderstood or to have our stand distorted by mischief makers seeking to feather their own nest at the expense of the truth, we then said ”Against the background of insinuations in government circles, let us be clear that we do not condone the activities of these sects that have killed and maimed innocent Nigerians and turned a section of the country into a battle field.

Terrorism in all its ramifications is condemnable, and no responsible government will allow any group, no matter its name, grievances or ideology, to carry out terrorist acts unchecked.”

The party said its intervention was deemed sufficiently weighty enough to warrant instant clarifications from both the Presidency and the PDP.

It quoted a Presidency statement as saying: ”For the avoidance of doubt, the Order is not meant to stop journalists from carrying out their duties or function of news gathering or reporting as they differ from terrorist activities. Rather, the Order is out to criminalize acts of incitement by anyone, group of persons or institutions to commit terrorist acts through dissemination of terrorist information’.

And the PDP said in its own statement: ”For the avoidance of doubt, no section of the Order stifled the press; violated or seeks to violate any provision of the constitution. Instead the Order reinforced the provisions of the constitution guaranteeing the security and welfare of all Nigerians.”

APC said it is therefore baffling, to say the least, that anyone would still take this statement to mean that APC is against the proscription of Boko Haram.

The party said Mr. Fani-Kayode’s attempt to back away from his earlier statement that Boko Haram is the armed wing of the APC will not excuse him from tendering whatever evidence he has to support his irresponsible, malicious and libellous claim in court.

”In line with his shifty and deceitful style, Mr. Fani-Kayode, in his rambling response, tried to tone down his earlier statement by saying ‘I believe strongly that the APC comprises of at least a handful of Boko Haram sympathisers and questionable individuals who have at various times expressed a certain degree of support for Boko Haram’.

”But our response to this toned-down version of what he said on television is that it is too late in the day for him to back away from his earlier statement, for which he must apologize or face a court action,” it said.

APC reminded Mr. Fani-Kayode, who prides himself as a man of good breeding, that there is no better indication of good breeding than for a man to have integrity and principles that cannot be mortgaged, even with the dangling of a dangerous carrot that could pervert the course of justice to his benefit.
Lai Mohammed
National Publicity Secretary
All Progressives Congress (APC)


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  • redeem

    “Yorubas Must Wake Up Or They Will Die” –
    by Oluwaseun Bamisaye-Claude, Netherlands.
    **”Who is that politician that has 3 construction companies, Hi-Tech, part of CCC, and Lekki Construction Company, all working in all the states of the South West at 1Billion Naira per Kilometre? **Who is that politician that owns Alpha Beta Tax Collection company that does the IGR in all the Yoruba states apart from Ondo?.*And who is that politician that privately goes around in private Helicopter? **And who is that politician after his tenure converted the state house to his own property. The South West Must Not continue like this and pretend that all is well. They must open their eyes and say no to this broad day robbery. Whatever these people represent in our land, we must reject and the time to do it is NOW. We must join the Ekiti people to STOP these greed and wicked politician imposed on us by Lagos.

    • shadow

      Dude,watch what you say,”Yoruba must wake up or they will die”,common man,try and be civil,Nigerians are terrible people,you people just utter terrible rubbish from that smelly mouth. FFK I said previously is the biggest coward on the planet,he doesn’t represent anybody or anything,he is a rat that’s goes around eating everybody’s food and running away afterwards, he just wants to evade justice @ all cost,well,goodluck to him.

      • Wähala

        The smelly rat is cornered on this one . FFk in pepper soup, and nobody orders “rat pepper soup” with odeku… Don’t worry, be happy!

    • Lanre

      GEJ and his bomber can not do anything to the Yoruba’s, all the hypocrite will be expose soon.

    • Ide4u

      GEJ and his concubine, Diezani should account or produce the $30.8Bn missing oil money. We all know that GEJ killed Azazi with a defective official Helicopter for speaking the truth that PDP’s do or die politics created Boko Haram. The only person God and Nigerians have rejected long ago is GEJ. And the evidence is everywhere for all to see.

  • TRUTH MASTER

    This is a brilliant job from the APC……and it has exposed Femi Fani-Kayode’s propensity to be economical with the truth. Facts are indeed sacred!

    In a battle of ideas, the most articulate, informed and consistent person or group will always win.

    Fani-Kayode should simply apologize to the APC or keep quiet.

    • Gidi

      Like APC said, if he doesn’t apologize, APC should sue him for libel. It’s high time we exposed FFK for his double speak.

    • tolu

      but the character , fani kayode is mentally imbalance.he brought shame to his family,anyway the family itself has no root in ile ife, fani senior is from ekiti

      • TRUTH MASTER

        No!!!! He could not have been from Ekiti. Please!!!!

        • Kadri babatunde

          Why not Fayose is your Governor, anyway FFK is the adopted grandson of n’digbo, u can push his mercantile nature that way

          • TRUTH MASTER

            Ha ha ha ha! When FFK said he used to groove Ojukwu’s wife, N’digbo went after him with a vengeance. Now that he is anti-APC, he has become their adopted grandson???

          • Kadri babatunde

            But his grandmother was reported to have been married to Njoku, is he not N’digbo?

          • TRUTH MASTER

            looooll!!!

            I don’t know oooo

  • dudu

    I know the APC publicity secretary is worth his salt any day any time, and I like that Fani Kayode has been put in his place, unfortunately, he is someone who has no shred or dot of shame despite his acclaimed level of education. His friends, Osuntokun… and others should equally denounce him for who he is-a dishonourable fellow

    • paul preston

      what you are seeing is a game of two liars one beeing a pepertual Liar and the other beeing his namesake.When Fani was abusing GEJ you clapped for him it is payback time but then blame apc for this cos of muslim(Tinubu) /Janjaweed(Buhari) ticket

      • TRUTH MASTER

        You are the worst liar ever!

        • paul preston

          you mean you are the opposite of your name,where can you fault my comment read it again and be liberated,meanwhile I will like to inform you that apc is on it’s way to the dustbin especially when they lose Osun

          • TRUTH MASTER

            Political neophyte!

          • paul preston

            that is Fayemi of Ekiti abi? which still boils down to apc,heavy weight failure

  • Wähala

    Nobody misbehaves forever, FFK’s cup has filled to the brim and he will soon spill all he claims in court with his proof whether he likes it or not… unless he apologizes. The clown will hide under some Egba Traditional nonsense and go roll his agbada before Alhaji Lai Mohammed’s surpido begging for forgiveness… we’ve been there before with him ati Bianca. Oko-oko. The He-Goat has no shame, whatever he smokes has certainly fried his brains blank that’s why he talks with reckless abandon. The APC via Haji Lai Mohammed should squeeze his slimy b*lls until he learns some decorum in public discourse. Just like the Americans warned Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu about his “rig and roast” comment… FFK should be warned about national security matters and playing his dirty Amala Politics with lives of innocent Nigerians.

  • Spoken word

    the country and its people crumbling right before our eyes.

  • idris

    And they said GEJ was a dumbo… now see how he has them cornered and tearing at each other. To be honest, neither FFK or the Janjaweeds as represented by Lai the Liar comes out of this looking good. GEJ keep doing it!

  • paul preston

    Liar you will have to invent greater lies in order to stop Nigerians from believing the truth which is that APC represent violence and that bh is the armed wing of apc

  • Peter2000

    Too much noise from APC, just go to court. FFK is one of you, please go and wash your laundry for Nigeria to see. Unless party of demons

    • Ide4u

      Peoples Demonic Party?

  • Dr Patrick Kolawole Awosan

    Femi Fani-Kayode is the true son of his father by re-activivating his late father-Pa Fani-Kayode-[Fani-power] in history.Femi-Fani-Kayode’s father was a senior member and chieftain of Action-Congress-AG-party led by late Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
    But Chief Fani-Kayode senior betrayed Chief Awolowo by conspiring with Chief Akintola against Chief Awolowo’s party-AG and defected to NCNC-Egbe-Demo for power and monetary-gain-sake. Chief Fani-Kayode too died in the political crisis brought upon Western Nigeria in early sixties.Femi Fani-Kayode’s unstable political behaviour is not strange but hereditary.

  • max

    PHd is working. To the shame of those that called Jonathan clueless. Look at how he set fire upon the two fairly used men that made career out of insulting and rendering abuses on him.
    lie mohammed is qouting presidency and PDP and now who looks good in all these? Jonathan.lol!
    Both lie mohammed and fani kayode have strong immunity against shame. The APC went to Oyinola begging him to work for them after all the manners of bad things they said about him, is that not going back to vomit?
    Jo nathan will be now enjoying his wine laughing at the two id*ots messing up thenselves in the media.
    Lie mohammed should spare us all these explaination which failed to address the allegation that femi cut deal with presidency over his court case. Femi has already threntened to also go to court.
    I pray that these two inconsequential distractive silly things occupy themselves on this fight and get burnt in the process both are complete waste of space.

    • Kadri babatunde

      Wine abi ogogoro?

  • Monday

    Nonsense. APC apologists can’t deny that when it is convenient they condemn boko haram at the same time serving as mouth piece to defend the group. Liar Muhammed remains a pathological liar. APC should go to court and stop the drama. It remains a distraction from EKITI’S disgrace. APC IS PETTY AND UNSERIOUS.

  • Monday

    Almajiri’s People’s Party is drowning and seeking attention. Having been humbled in EKITI they looking for somebody to pin their frustration upon. FANI kayode’s freedom of expression can’t be denied him.

  • BlackieUmukoro

    Lai muhammed you have just confirmed all what FFK said about you and APC. In the past FIVE years you have written rubbish, levelled unsubstantiated and vexatious allegation against the PDP led FG and called GEJ all sorts and manner of names and hurled insults at him. In all this your freedom of speech was not breached, in the hope that you would outgrow your deliquent behaviour. But it is not going to happen soon, as what we now have is elderly deliquency. Up Kwara gov in endless waiting and not in waiting

    • TRUTH MASTER

      This low life has landed here again????

      • BlackieUmukoro

        May truth never be found in you
        Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

    • Ide4u

      Name one rubbish Lai Mohammed wrote about GEJ that is not true?

      • BlackieUmukoro

        You are also in the mold of lai madhemad, so so abusive
        Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

  • TopeLamas

    With this we know the truth, and FFK shud jst shut his mouth for he has gotten enough attention for himself as dats what he want for the presidency to feel he his important, bt he has refused to give evidence to his allegations. He shud be ready to face the consequences very soon

  • 12to34

    My daughter asked me ‘ Daddy when will Nigeria be right and rise again? I answered ‘ until characters who should either be in mental homes or jails cease to be in the public political space’ I think am right, folks do you think so?

  • Kadri babatunde

    Alas! FFK is winning this war, ‘Lie Mohd.’ is no longer on the offensive, he is being forced to react, this hasn’t happened in eons. Now Oga can have some breather.