The Director of Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has accused the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, of running newspaper advertorials of his “renounced and outdated” views about his principal, Goodluck Jonathan. He described the action as a measure of the opposition party’s desperation.
Mr. Fani-Kayode said the resort to such “childish and dirty” tactics by the APC would not distract him from his present assignment of selling the candidature of Mr. Jonathan to the electorate and the Nigerian people .
According to a statement he issued Sunday in Abuja, Mr. Fani-Kayode said, “the APC have resorted to buying full page adverts of outdated quotes about President Goodluck Jonathan from old essays written by me when I was in their ranks.
“This proves the measure of their desperation. Needless to say I renounced those views about President Jonathan long ago and since then I have returned to the PDP and have given my unflinching support both to him and the party.
“I shall continue to do so because I regard the APC as an evil party and their Presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, as incapable of and unfit to rule our country,” he said.
The former Aviaition Minister added that no amount of “old and outdated” quotes can deter or distract him from his present assignment.
“One wonders whether the APC has forgotten what Nasir El Rufai once said about General Buhari being ”outdated and unelectable” and what Bola Tinubu once said about Buhari being ”obsessed with power, wicked, sadistic and unreliable.”
“Better still, have they forgotten what Buhari himself once said about Bola Tinubu and his ACN governors as being ”corrupt, treacherous, unstable and unreliable”?
“Clearly the APC has an obsession with me and my words (past, present or future) and let me assure them that I shall continue to focus my guns on them over the next two weeks regardless of their paid television and newspaper adverts about me.
“I shall continue to expose them for the violent men, heartless cultists and dirty ritualists that they are to the Nigerian people.
“At the same time, I shall continue to intimate our people about the excellent work that Mr. President and the PDP have been doing over the last few months and years and why I believe that he deserves a second term,” he said
Mr. Fani-Kayode asked the APC to spend the next two weeks before the March 28 Presidential election in sober reflection and prepare for a crushing defeat at the polls.