Dino Melaye tackles Fani-Kayode over Boko Haram comments

Dino Melaye

Femi Fani-Kayode’s stout defense of an alleged Boko Haram sponsor, as identified by the Jonathan Administration-appointed negotiator Stephen Davis, and his attempt to continue pointing accusing fingers at my party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, is hasty, indecent and unconscionable.

The last time I checked, Mr. Fani-Kayode was not a duly-constituted independent Commission of Inquiry to investigate the allegations by the Negotiator. One therefore wonders how he could so quickly exonerate any of those who were fingered by Dr. Davis purely on the basis of sheer sentiments, as well as unbridled hatred for the APC

What Mr. Fani-Kayode’s desperate moves have shown is that the earth-shaking revelation by President Jonathan’s Negotiator has unnerved his party, the PDP, and the administration. It has shown the veracity of the saying that when you point one finger at someone, four others are pointing at you.

The sponsors of Boko Haram are right within the PDP, as alleged by Dr. Davis, who named former Borno Governor Ali Modu Sheriff and ”a former Chief of Army Staff who retired in January, rightly sacked by the President.” This has corroborated what the President had said that Boko Haram is right within his own Administration.

What one would expect from a government that is keen on finding the true sponsors of Boko Haram and ending the insurgency – instead of playing politics with it – is to support an independent inquiry into the allegation, instead of rushing to shoot it down and casting
aspersion on the man who made the revelation on international television.

In the rush to discredit Dr. Davis, the Jonathan Administration and its attack dogs have forgotten that President Jonathan himself appointed the Australian to negotiate the release of the Chibok girls, who were abducted by Boko Haram. They have forgotten that if at all the Negotiator has any sympathy, it will be for President Jonathan who appointed him.

I am glad that the truth about Boko Haram’s sponsors has finally come out. I advise the Jonathan Administration to look inwards instead of unleashing attack dogs on Dr. Davis and sending spin doctors, some of whom will do anything to evade justice over the allegation they face on their own, to the media to try to change the narratives.

Those who planted Modu Sheriff in the APC so they can label the party a Boko Haram sponsor knew what they were doing. They knew his antecedents. And when the APC decided to frustrate Modu Sheriff and his likes out of the party, they should simply have embraced him and accept that they have finally been hoisted by their own petard.

Enough of the distracting finger-pointing by the likes of the loquacious and truth-twisting Mr. Fani-Kayode. The cat has been let out of the bag!

Dino Melaye
Abuja, Aug. 31, 2014


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  • TRUTH MASTER

    Ouch!!!

  • Ibrahim Muhammad Yunusa

    I deliberatly posted the ramblings and incoherent lackluster, Fani Kayode’s vituperation that grossily contradicts common sense.Why this currupt, acting like a saint, is fond of playing with intelligence of my country men? Keep politics aside. The negotiator that facilitated the release of Frence citizens from the den of boko haram mentioned names and all the names mentioned are your party members and yet, typical of you, you are struggling to divert people’s attention from the message that you are, hypocritically, looking for. Is this not enough for you to cover your face in shame. You have indeed proved to be working for pecuniary benifit at the expence of peace, stability and progress of your country. What a big shame!
    On the issue of non Muslim working for boko haram, has it not been widely circulated and established that, CAN chieftain was the one that used to bail out the late boko haram leader whenever police arrested him? Why all these efforts to truncate the established fact. You have truely proved to be supporting the enemies of your fatherland. May the objectives of the likes of you hit the hardest rock.

    • nija pikin

      Ffk is a case of THE DAMAGE DRUG ABUSE CAN DO TO A FIND WRITER THE MAN IS STILL ON DRUGS ASK ANY PSYCHIATRIC DOCTOR.

      • redeem

        he spoke truth to the fulanis who go about sponsoring these types of reports–where was ihejirika in 2002———-can APC tell us where he was——————–when boko haram was created in Yobe state–with the aid of buhari————-the Australian was quoted as saying that Buhari and elrufai were not involved in the activities of boko haram–madness of the highest order–only a donkey will buy into that rubbish

        • Truth

          Femi Fani-Kayode is a terrible example – and a warning – on the harm drug addiction can do to a man.

    • redeem

      This white man gave an interview in Australia, far away and El-Rufai posted a different thing on his page. If you read the Australian interview, he said the SPONSORS of Boko Haram are in the opposition party. Now El-Rufai is in the opposition perhaps one of the SPONSOR according to the former army chief.

      “Celebrating it in a state TV tells you that whoever pays the piper dictates the tune. There are many political question to this for those with the knowledge of politics and disaster, but we are not interested in their

      games

      , we want peace. To me everyone in power is a sponsor since these Boko Haram has been killing and advancing from one town, village and local government without being challenge. The poor man is in trouble but God will raise to our Defence,” he said.unquote–itas clear as day light that it was el rufai who doctored the interview and planted same in various media houses—the trouble however lies with the type of security outfit we have in Nigeria-the worst in africa—government has these security people who could have since investigated the allegations since-in Australia-but will relax until its too late-d presidents media team is another thing—the only way out is to sack dasuki–that man is very dangereous–himself and elrufai who planted the story in our national dailies–most especially sharia reporters–which we all know is for tinubu

    • redeem

      Is Dino–a crook troubled by the spirit of womanizing in APC the type of VULTURE to talk where Fani Kayode is busy airing his views on national issues-? Ibegi-who is Dino to Kayode in terms of intellectual contributions towards the up-liftment of the ideals that democracy stands for in our wobbly wobbly society————Mr Davis the Australian according to news reports never mentioned Ihejirikas–name————–it was elrufai who planted it in Sharia Reporters—-among other media houses———–the fulani elites in the north-should look for better things to do with their spare time-if possible attedn to their cows in their farms instead of using their janjaweeds in APC to invest in clowns like Dino—who is morally bankrupt———too dirty to discuss matters of national interest

      • Truth

        So a drug addict and rehabilated mental case like Femi Fani-Kayode is now your role model? Kai! no wonder Nigeria is still where it is.

    • redeem

      ARE U MUSLIMS DENYING SHEKAU–NOW LET US HEAR U VERY WELL–THE SAID MR DAVIS NEVER MENTIONED THE NAME OF IHEJIRIKA-IN THAT INTERVIEW—–WHICH SHETTIMA HAS BEEN BROADCASTING EVERY MINUTE OF THE DAY–IN BORNO STATE———————-IF HE THE AUSTRALIAN REFUSED TO PUT OUT THE NAME OF SANUSI–THE FORMER GOVERNOR OF CBN HOW COME HE TRIED TO MARKET AN INNOCENT MAN-IHEJIRIKA—WHOM THE FULANIS SAID THEY WOULD DRAG TO THE HAGUE-?-WHY DID THE FULANIS THREATEN HIM–WHEN THEY KNEW HE WAS THE ONE BEHIND BOKO HARAM——-ITS ALL RUBBISH——-THE SAME OLD TRICK BY ABACHA ATI BUHARI——USED–WHEN THEY—–KILLED KUDIRAT ABIOLA THEN BLAMED NADECO–FOR IT———————-WE ARE ALL WISER NOW—————–EL RUFAI WAS THE BRAIN BEHIND THE RUBBISH—-THE POSTING OF THAT WATERY NEWS ITEMS ON SHARIA REPORTERS————–TIME FOR HIM TO BE ARRESTED AND DASUKI ATI GUSAU SACKED-

    • Stephanie

      CAN Chieftain must be Jerry Gana..he it was that bailed late Mohammed Yusuf. Let him tell Nigerians why.

  • John green

    I don’t think anybody should at this stage answer that mouth running man called fani kayode, he’s an hungry politicans who is knwon for nothing good except where he eats from… Forget him and forget PDP comes 2015

    • redeem

      @wahala just shut yr mouth————–if u have nothing else to say here———–only a mad dog like elrufai will go about planint this nonsese in sharia reporters–he did same to IBB–have u forgotten

  • Balogun Adedayo Ojo

    FFK is just an attention seeking, self-serving hypocrite. No one should grant him such attention

    • Muhammad

      U hav done dat olready….lol

      • redeem

        Former BPE Boss and the deputy National Secretary of APC, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has been described as a liar when he claimed Gen Ibrahim Babangida recently wrote President Goodluck Jonathan condemning his( Rufai) INVITATION by the SSS.

        . El-Rufai claimed that the former President Babangida (IBB) wrote a letter to President Goodluck Jonathan, condemning his arrest.

        Apparently, IBB did not write any letter ‘lecturing’ President Jonathan, as El-Rufai made some to believe on his twitter and facebook pages.

        The truth is, in 2011 Babangida actually wrote a letter to Jonathan published in the Vanguard, when El Rufai had a similar brush with the SSS, but El Rufai, using one of his lackeys on twitter and Facebook called Omojuwa, doctored the 2011 letter, made it look like it was written this week, and SPLASHED it on social media .

        Part of that letter from IBB reads “”The arrest and release of Mallam Nasir El-Rufai is a deliberate distraction which the President must RUN away from. He must avoid gambling with decisions and he must be willing to seek a third opinion on issues before he takes his decision. President Goodluck Jonathan must understand that there is a whole body of people out there who are not happy with happenings in the country. It is his responsibility as President of the country to reach out to them and make his mission understandable to the common man on the street so that they can buy into his government.”

        • Stephanie

          You people should stop trying to use El Rufai to distract our attention from the real BH sponsors. We now know it’s Ihejirika, Modu Sheriff, Ali Ndume, probably Namadi Sambo who was named by Ali Ndume when he was arrested, MEND and lots of others frolicking with the President.

        • Truth

          IBB does not need to waste his time warning Jonathan over anything. If they get tired of using Jonathan as their pawn, they will simply topple his government or kill him, and NOTHING will happen.

    • redeem

      another monkey from the wild wild west———————————boko haram was created while yr brother obj was president in 20002–an era which also gave birth to sharia law–iobj described it as political sharia——-how can boko haram take money from an infidel-clear that its APC that is planting this news item in sharia reporters for us to read—and to add insult to injury goats like Dino also yearns to be appreciated–and identified as a social crusader–in 9ja–A man who leave his wife and kids at home then goes about sleeping with actresses—-only in Nigeria do we have such appear in public without shame–just like tinubu—and his certificate wahala–

  • Richard

    Just simply put Fani-Kayode is a liar. It runs in the family. The only party that can embrace him is PDP. The party of hypocrites.

    • solomon

      So soon FANI is now liar and the paint seize Elrufai is WHAT?

    • redeem

      u will soon know who the real liars are-between him and tinubu

  • Lanre Obafemi

    Ibrahim Yunusa, You said you posted FFK’s piece so that makes you part of the Premium Times crew. The quality of your intervention that I just read will simply not pass muster. It is disappointing, to put it kindly. To set the records straight, no member of CAN helped to secure bail for any Boko Haram member. That allegation was just a piece of mischief that was denied immediately it was made, but obviously you choose to continue to disseminate it because it suits your politics.
    I agree with FFK that that part of his ‘revelation’ where Steven Davis names Ali Modu Sheriff and Ihejirika as funders of Boko Haram is stretching things some. We know that Sheriff was accused of bringing Boko Haram into the political arena as thugs that morphed into ECOMOG in Borno State. He later got uncomfortable with them and was even fingered as the one who gave the order for the execution of Mohammed Yusuf, Boko Haram’s first leader. In retaliation, Boko Haram killed two brothers of Sheriff and his initial anointed successor. It is simply not reasonable to say that the man is funding Boko Haram today. I, also, agree with FFK that Ihejirika who is not a Muslim would not sponsor an Islamist group to establish a caliphate in Nigeria that would slaughter Christians and outlaw Christianity. That simply does not make sense. Insulting FFK for making for sensible argument does not make nonsense become sense.

    • redeem

      Former BPE Boss and the deputy National Secretary of APC, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has been described as a liar when he claimed Gen Ibrahim Babangida recently wrote President Goodluck Jonathan condemning his( Rufai) INVITATION by the SSS.

      . El-Rufai claimed that the former President Babangida (IBB) wrote a letter to President Goodluck Jonathan, condemning his arrest.

      Apparently, IBB did not write any letter ‘lecturing’ President Jonathan, as El-Rufai made some to believe on his twitter and facebook pages.

      The truth is, in 2011 Babangida actually wrote a letter to Jonathan published in the Vanguard, when El Rufai had a similar brush with the SSS, but El Rufai, using one of his lackeys on twitter and Facebook called Omojuwa, doctored the 2011 letter, made it look like it was written this week, and SPLASHED it on social media .

      Part of that letter from IBB reads “”The arrest and release of Mallam Nasir El-Rufai is a deliberate distraction which the President must RUN away from. He must avoid gambling with decisions and he must be willing to seek a third opinion on issues before he takes his decision. President Goodluck Jonathan must understand that there is a whole body of people out there who are not happy with happenings in the country. It is his responsibility as President of the country to reach out to them and make his mission understandable to the common man on the street so that they can buy into his government.” THIS WAS EL RUFAI–BACK TO HIS OLD BAG OF TRICKS FOR APC–VIA AUSTRALIA THIS TIME AROUND

      • solomon

        Is this not the same DINO who is found impregnating all the un-marriageable ladies or another DINO?

    • Truth

      Lanre,
      Mohammed Yusuf the founding leader of Boko Haram was bailed by Prof Jerry Gana in Abuja, so what the hell are you talking about?

      • Lanre Obafemi

        Ibrahim Yunusa, You are very wrong. Prof Gana not only denied that allegation, he threatened to sue the purveyors of the rumour in court. I think those who want the rumour to be true deliberately take leave of reason and continue to peddle it. On what basis would Prof Gana bail Mohammed Yusuf? They are not of the same ethnic stock. Or is Prof. Gana now a Boko Haram funder?

  • Ibrahim Muhammad Yunusa

    Muslims have every right to deny Shekau. The man is acting non Muslims script. All revelations tallied with the fact that a fifth columnist is involved in BH politics. You are free to deny what is being exposed. It is a pity that Nigeria is being inhabited with folks like you. That is why any thing development may find it very difficult to visit the nation. You are so much programmed and too much dogmatic on issue that relates to your religious faithfuls.
    keep on behaving so contrary to the reality as it will soon catch up with you.

    • redeem

      who told u muslims are denying shekau———————————–the fulanis ares solidly behind him–was it ihejirika who sent boko haram to killl ibos in Jos

  • Jossy

    Dino, nobody planted SAS in APC. He was transmuted from ANPP to APC. He moved to PDP plc because the landlord of Lagos and godfather of APC did not give him breathing space in APC limited.

  • Jide Balogun

    Why are we, Nigerians, easily distracted? Instead of focusing on the grave allegations against Ihejirika and Modu Sheriff, we suddenly turn the argument into one between the APC and the PDP, or between Fani-Kayode and God knows who! We have a serious situation on ground–the Boko Haram and those behind it. Let us face this situation first. We can abuse one another all we want later!

    • concerned

      Very true Jide

  • Benny

    Dino, the next time you converge at that spot (you know the place) to execute your illegal oil bunkering deals, then that would be the last of your fake A+S+S+ activism. You bloody hypocrite!

  • zimboYUSUF MUSA ak

    FEMI FANI KAYODE IS PROSTRATED HE HAS NO SENSE OF DIRECTION ALWAYS WANT TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED
    LIKE HIS BROTHER ASARI DOKUBO

  • Mr. Abdin

    FFK IS A CONFUSED MAN, DINO JUST FORGET HIM.

  • Sanmi Falae

    You are absolutely spot on Mr Igbokwe. It was never in the wildest imagination of PDP that they would not be able to buy off the election, with the amount of fighting chest or funds at their disposal. They also foolishly reckoned it would be easy recouping the funds stolen by haemorrhaging the economy, once they won the election. Thus the more it dawned on them that they were not going to win the election, the more money they stupidly threw at it because they knew it was one election they must not lose – clearly because of the mess they have made of the economy but now compounded even more by the funds they frittered on the election. My advice to your party and Government, Mr Igbokwe, is that you make public your inventory of every aspect of Jonathan Goodluck’s administration. So that the general public knows the enormity of your challenges and secondly, so that you don’t carry the can for Jonathan Goodluck’s criminal and irresponsible handling of the nation’s finances, in particular. I wish you God-speed.

  • Republican in VI

    The most annoying aspect is the fuel scarcity, I was on my way to a restaurant along awolowo rd ikoyi on sunday and witnessed the pitiful sight. All the petrol stations were jam packed with desperate commuters, touts and vagabonds selling petrol from jerry cans. It was a stark reminder that the present govt had not achieved anything in the last 6 yrs in the petroleum sector. Even the restaurant I went to that had some 10 eager to work uniformed staff there was no light, they were managing their diesel they had to put on their Gen when one came in.

  • NationBuilder

    Mr Igbokwe, on may 29th 2015, oil will still be sold as it has been daily by Nigeria hence there isnt really anything as empty treasury. Your party is preparing a narrative of excuses knowing fully well that it will fall short.

  • excel

    Jonathan/pdp have turned Nigeria to their personal project, thank God Nigerians ruined their barbaric agenda. It’s not about Buhari may inherit empty treasurer, fact is Buhari will inherit empty treasurer. God will see GMB through to bring back Nigeria treasurer alive

  • Garden-City Boy

    And that is exactly the problem. The idea is to “INHERIT” the ready-baked NATIONAL CAKE. It reflects that feeding-bottle mentality that motivates the grab and seizure of stuff you did not work for or own. Igbokwe’s idea feed into awusa man’s concept of the presidency – grab power, seize the treasury and proceed to share the money to fellow tribesmen and cronies like Igbokwe. When did awusa man from the arid North become the beneficiary of the Ijaw man’s inheritance?

  • Wale Adegoke

    Igbokwe is a rabble rouser and one of the APC food is ready politicians. He lost his polling unit in his Anambra ancestral home but now dishing out false narratives to bamboozled unsuspecting Nigerians.