APC petitions Police, SSS, INEC over Fayose’s advert on Buhari

Ayo Fayose, Ekiti state governor.

The APC Presidential Campaign Organisation has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, over the morbid advert sponsored by Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, and published on the cover pages of two national dailies of 19th January, 2015.

In the petition signed by the Governor of Rivers State and Director General of the Campaign, Rotimi Amaechi, the APC Presidential Campaign condemned PDP and Mr. Fayose for portraying its candidate, Mr. Buhari as a dead man walking to scare Nigerians from voting for him in the February 14 election.

According to the petition, the portrayal of Mr. Buhari as a likely to die in office just like past northern leaders such as Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, General Sani Abacha and General Murtala Mohammed was “morbid and reckless” and that such irresponsible political advert is not only “in bad taste, but also capable of undermining law and order in the country.”

The strongly-worded petition said that insinuating death for a man who is still alive based on unscientific logic or prediction is capable of causing a breach of the peace across the country.

The APC Campaign petition also drew the attention of the IGP to the fact that Mr. Fayose’s advert violated the spirit and letter of the Ambassador Kofi Annan initiative which, which had Nigerian political parties and their presidential candidates sign a peace accord.

It therefore urged the IGP to investigate the origin of Mr. Fayose’s “sinister and inhuman” advert and call him to order with a view to preventing a repeat of such provocative publication in the interest of peace.

The APC Campaign said that copies of the petition have been sent to the Department of State Security (DSS), Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) and The Sun and The Punch newspapers.


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  • BlackieUmukoro

    Useless petition, useless Amaechi and useless APC. Fayose only published his observations which does not have any effect. But APC thugs carried out a physical attack on the president of Nigeria by stoning his car at Katsina and Bauchi. . The significance of throwing stones at the president Means Death in Islam and throwing shoes at him means Disrespect(literally calling our president a pig) in islam. Your boko haram boys also burnt a police vehicle at Bauchi. He who comes to equity must ciome with clean hands but your hands are full of stones and shoes to throw at the president and kill him. We are waiting and watching as Ebele is not Aguiyi Ironsi

    • Yola

      How about the bombs detonated in Rivers?

      • BlackieUmukoro

        Add that too as your contribution to the on going saga
        Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

    • Goonersforlife

      OMG. … after the peace accord was signed APC have suffered 2 bomb attacks and nobody say jack then fayose published his anti north west advertorial and two days after GEJ was stoned at kano and at bauchi respectively. In a normal sense of the world there are 2 factors that can contribute to that attack on GEJ. 1. People are dieing and been kidnapped in the north for almost four years now and srudents died and kano mosque bombing not once I mean not once did the president make a statement about it not to talk of visit them despite all their situation’s. Then a week to his scheduled campaign around the north he goes to Maiduguri to visit the army and the IDP did not even go near the area of incident. 4 days later he started his rally around the north for Gods sake my brother don’t you have human feelings at all. If it were you and your family living in north and see the way the president treated you like an outcast and comes to ask foe your vote will that naturally get you angry. Why are we so insensitive to the plight of the northerners this is so unfair. Am not happy with your comment because we seem not to care about this people’s situation just like our president. Can you bro honestly say you have been impressed with the way the president have handled this situation baga was bombed two days before france attack killing thousands and GEJ made a support statement on france attack and never said anything about baga. This is not fair. Not fair at all I cannot count how many times I have wept unconsciously when I see the president walking around as if all is well. 2. As if that is not enough Uncle Fayose the sitting PDP governor of EKITI punlished the advertorial against the northerners on a front page of national dailies and we all acted as if all is well. Then 2 days later president is attacked. Please now my brother tou self pit yourself in this northerners shoe and imagine one of those dead leader’s is your dad of family will you still maintain this same stance? Please let us not allow this politicians take away our humanity. Our GEJ has not helped himself in anyway going by this two points. Please bro I beg you in name of God you worship as go about your daily practise remember you are human being too and you have families. It is unfair how we are treating this northerners so unfair.

      • BlackieUmukoro

        Well taken. Thank you.
        Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    Fayose’s advert is sprang on point. APC can go to blazes.

  • absam777

    Good strategic thinking to put it on record. When a new DSS director is appointed to sanitize the department, he or she will have a file to work on. Also, a new IGP will be very busy to investigate and bring this dastardly fellow to book.

  • I Hate Sycophant Truly

    I’m still expecting Ogar to say something about the advertorial sent by Fayose because if it was Amaechi, she would have reacted even angrily that it portent danger to our collective peace and tranquility.

  • samson john

    Fayose is sayin d truth, GMB cant rule dis country wit his age,I jst dnt knw GMB want power by force.pls tell him dat is nt d father’s will

  • chukwu smart

    APC burn to aches, PDP all d way