APC rejects PDP’s denial of Fayose’s controversial Buhari advert

The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation has dismissed the rebuttal by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of a newspaper advertorial by Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State.

The advertorial published on the front pages of the Punch and Tribune Newspapers on Monday suggested that if elected into office, the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, may die while in power like past northern leaders such as Murtala Mohammed, Sani Abacha and Musa Yar’Adua.

A statement from the APC presidential campaign spokesperson, Garba Shehu, on Tuesday, said that the denial of Mr. Fayose’s advertorial by the PDP campaign spokesperson, Femi Fani-Kayode, was “merely a case of a master dissociating himself from the errand boy after the message had backfired.”

According to the APC campaign, the response of the ruling party was “too casual and off-handed to impress anyone.”
“It doesn’t sound convincing,” Mr. Shehu said. “The PDP needs to take this issue more seriously to underscore its commitment to the sustenance of Nigeria’s democracy and the non-violence pact entered into by the party and its presidential candidate.

“It is very irresponsible for the PDP to want to distance itself from the death threat to General Buhari, made by not only a sitting governor of the PDP but also a high ranking member of the PDP Presidential Campaign Committee.
“Just in case the PDP had forgotten, what was Fani-Kayode thinking in his mind when he challenged General Buhari to take a jog round a field? Was it to put him through a body fitness workout or to plant a sniper somewhere around the field?

“Whatever the intention of the PDP was about the health status of General Buhari, we in the APC Campaign believe in the exclusivity of the divine role in the matters of life and death.”

Mr. Shehu added the advert sponsored by Mr. Fayose exposed the PDP’s wish and plot for Mr. Buhari.

“It is not difficult for Nigerians to discern what the PDP’s odd intention towards the APC and its presidential candidate is. The PDP’s uncivilised death plot only exposes the mind-sets of the party and their cohorts.

“That the PDP can place such noxious campaign advertorial into the public domain, in a desperate attempt to promote an incompetent incumbent president is tantamount to PDP’s tradition of violence and victimization, as well as an eloquent commentary on how President Goodluck Jonathan runs his administration.”

The APC Presidential Campaign Organisation restated its request for an independent investigation into the PDP threat against its presidential candidate, Mr. Buhari, to ensure his safety and a free and fair election on February 14.


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  • deri

    where are buharis certificates———————–

    • endingNaija

      wait a minute. Is paper certificate more important than a human being’s life under President Jonathan? It is a question. Is this the mind set with which President Jonathan ruled for six years-that paper is more important than the lives of Nigerians? And he has been Commander In Chief for six years? Haba! No wonder he could not protect us. So paper is more important than the life of a Nigerian under President Jonathan?

      • Fairgame

        It is comments like yours that underscores why Nigeria needs to be restructured. So constitutional recklessness is justifiable because it is your Buhari? What a shame. People like you are the problem we have in Nigeria in establishing a democracy that is based on one rule for all. Shame.

        • absam777

          Buhari’s certificate is with the C-in-C. He is hiding it. Don’t ask., he is a lair and very corrupt.

        • Wähala

          Just shut your stinking mouth. It was not constitutional recklessness when he ran and lost three time in the past ba? Now that there is light in the horizon, you pfools have nothing else to talk of but useless certificates. Who obeys the constitution anyway, has Dumbo declared his assets in the 6yrs he’s been in office? Did he have the Constitutional right to unilaterally fire a CBN Governor? It is baztards like you with contaminated education who make a mess of common sense reasoning. An Army Major General is worth gold in the battlefield and Masters degree in any conventional university. Go to court! Mordafcuker!!

          • tundemash

            u get time for these miscreants ? Why is PDP, the sole beneficiary of Buhari’s disqualification , scared to got to court?

            Let them keep hallucinating here ; even with NEPA receipt, it is FeBuhari 14th all the way (cr. Victor Ikpeba ). By the morning of FeBuhari 15th, reality of a new dawn in Nigeria would have overtaking their fantasy. Dumbo is busy packing his box of shoes and they are here “masturbating” over a boys’ scout General talking from both sides of his mouth.

    • julius oke

      It is inside your mama’s dirty Virginia, abi cikenan koo?

    • King Carlos

      At this juncture, nothing can stop angry Nigerians for voting Buhari. If he doesn’t have certificate, Osinbajo nko? No one even cares now.

    • Sams

      Help me ask them my brother. While we are at it, where is Jonathan’s medical certificate to show that he is psychologically fit to rule? Because from our experience in the last 6 years, I really doubt he is.

  • King Carlos

    Fani OdeKayode has found his match in Sheu Garba. He will soon shut up.

  • Fairgame

    So? Reject it and then what?

  • Fairgame

    Buhari needs to stop this forming storm by showing his certificates. It is just still unthinkable that he does not have a certificate and I don’t yet believe that he does not have any.perhaps he is waiting to show it at the correct time.

    • absam777

      Buhari’s certificate is with GEJ the C-in-C of the Nigerian army (if he is truly the one, and not any of the other 4 Presidents) He is hiding it. Don’t ask., he is a lair and very corrupt.

  • UYI111

    Who is scared of their violence will they do more than boko haram buhari erand boys? or tinubu hit squad rubbish bunch.

  • AFEMO

    The Owners of Nigeria PLC are really afraid and will do anything to stop Buhari from being the Head of State even if he wins the election. However, God is bigger than them all, Buhari will survive all their evil machinations and he will restore the lost glory of Nigeria and Nigerians, with God behind him.

    • paul preston

      God will not allow a violent man to rule this country,so go to satan with your prayer,and ask your man to respect us.We need to see his credentials not toronto rank,he rosr thro the rank,any illiterate can do that,

      • tundemash

        who is the violent man ?

        Is it the man who signed Sharia into law in Bauchi state as Gov (PDP Chairman Muazu)
        Or the only President of Nigeria to have voluntarily attended Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) meeting ??? Or the President who absolves the MEND of the Oct. 1 bombing to cover up his own tracks and blame someone else ???????

      • MindYourself

        A corrupt man is a violent man. Infact, he is more than a terrorist. Mr President is a corrupt man: we don’t want him. But you are free to vote for him, afterall, he is your kinsman. That is your game – nepotism

        • paul preston

          I will not vote for a grandpa who has nothing to offer at his first coming except brutality and human rights abuses and will do worse if given a second chance

        • paul preston

          Kinsman have nothing to do with a man who has consistently been averse to civility but want to rule a civil populace

  • paul preston

    Fayose is entitled to his opinion,Ameachi’s pass time had been to insult the Presdent and his wife at any given opportunity so if Fayose wants to join himthen let them tango as for GEJ we know that he is a man of peace and more importantly he will win the election

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    APC should do its worst. Fayose has expressed his view. I happen to agree with him.

  • Xman Raji

    Let’s face issues, PDP once said if Buhari wins the APC primary, he’d be a run over for them, but today they are throwing all sorts of dirt to see which one will stick.
    It is very obvious that these people are clueless, if Buhari is not qualified as the PDP apologists are saying, the norm under the law is to go to court of law, result in blackmail will not stop the momentum or the air of change in the atmosphere, we are tired of cluelessness and incompetence that GEJ represents.
    Why would any reasonable African be wishing another person death, does this means they know they can not win and hence should result into this kind of desperation? Campaign on issues and let the court decide who is qualified to rule or otherwise.
    Let the issue campaign begin….

    • chidex

      FP things. Yes nobody will give GEJ 100% but we are moving in the right direction.

      I believe BOKO HARAM is being funded by influential northerners to destabilize the polity

      Nigeria does not need vision less people like GMB. A vote to GMB is a vote for Nigeria to move backwards. VOTE GOODLUCK JONATHAN FOR UPLIFTMENT

  • Maria

    PDP… have shot themselves in the foot. Making GMB the focus of their attacks…is plus for GM…the more they try to smear him the more popular the man becomes. PDP… keep it up. But remember, everything has a limit. You may spark the fire that will consume you and Nigeria.

  • Mr. Abdin

    PDP has failed woefully and cannot convince Nigerians that is why they have resulted in a serious political blackmail and now they are abandoning their own agent, they should tell Nigerians what they have done change is what we need and God save Nigeria amen.

  • chidex

    In the aviation sector we can boast of four airlines (Arik, Continetal, Delta and United) with direct flights from the U.S to Nigeria while we could only boast of one last year. This Christmas, Nigerians can boast of five functional International Airports (the fifth being the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu) while we could only boast of four last Christmas. This new International Airport made it easier to airlift Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu (please pray for his recovery) instead of risking his life further by driving him to a farther airport. This Christmas Nigerians can boast of a Total Radar Coverage of Nigeria which we did not have last Christmas.
     
    In the manufacturing sector, Nigerians can celebrate the reopening of three textile mills in Kaduna that had previously been closed including the United Nigeria Textile Mills Ltd. which has reopened as a result of accessing funds from the 200 billion Naira Textile Industry Bail Out Funds leading to the re engagement of 2000 workers that had been laid off when the company went out of business. These workers will have a pay cheque this Christmas where they had none last Christmas.
     
    In the education sector, this Christmas Nigerians can celebrate an allocation of almost 1 trillion Naira (933 billion Naira) in the proposed budget for 2011 to a sector which had less than a third of that amount (N249.08 billion Naira) allocated to it last Christmas. In addition, Nigeria can celebrate this Christmas the addition of one new Federal University in each of the six geo-politcal zones for which work has already commenced. The 6 new Federal Universities did not exist last year.