Tinubu’s claims on Interim Govt. “baseless” — Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode

The spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has described as baseless and false the claim by a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, that the PDP and the Presidency had offered Mr. Tinubu the position of vice president in an Interim National Government if he would part company with the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari.

Mr. Tinubu’s media office said Thursday that “From what can be gathered through informed sources, the PDP and Jonathan Presidency had recently tried to fracture the APC by offering Tinubu the position of vice President in an interim government if he would agree to Part Company with the popular Buhari.

“Once Tinubu rebuffed the offer to participate in the interim scheme, the presidency decided to change tactics. It would no longer try to entice Tinubu with sugar but would now move to silence and if necessary neutralize him.”
Mr. Tinubu did not provide any evidence to back his claim.

Mr. Fani-Kayode, in a response, said, “These allegations are baseless and false. These people have become prisoners of their own delusions and they have become victims of their horrific and terrifying hallucinations.

“We are not in the least bit interested in the formation of an interim government and we are even less interested in participating in any contraption in which Bola Tinubu would play any role.”

Mr. Fani-Kayode also reacted to reports that the PDP was trying to frame Mr. Tinubu, who is a former Lagos State Governor, for the murder of a prominent politician in Lagos, Funso Williams.

“Those that killed Funso Williams know who they are and it is very clear that his spirit is now tormenting his murderers,” Mr. Fani-Kayode said. “Let them be fully aware of this: whoever it was that killed Funso Williams will suffer the judgment of God both in this life and in the life hereafter. God would see to that.”

Mr. Williams was a member of the PDP and he was murdered in his home on July 27, 2006.

He was found tied up, stabbed and strangled. Two people, one his campaign manager and the other a prominent PDP member in Lagos Adeseye Ogunlewe, were arrested for the murder on July 28, 2006.

Mr. Fani-Kayode in his statement Thursday said: “It is not true that anyone is trying to frame Tinubu for murder and it is not true that anyone from our government approached him to be the Vice President of anything. It is clear that he has an overinflated opinion of himself and he is suffering from the most extreme form and manifestation of paranoia.

“The man is hiding from his own shadow and the fear of his party losing at the polls later this month is giving him sleepless nights. Whether he, Buhari and their APC like it or not, they will be devastated at the polls and they would suffer a crushing and irreparable defeat.

“The everlasting confusion that would ensue in their camp after suffering this defeat will never be forgotten. The truth is this: the dementia in which Tinubu is suffering from has come as a consequence of his numerous sins. He should settle all these issues with God and leave us alone.”


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  • oladele

    FFK, why are you interested in finding Funhso killer now what about the killer of chief Bola Ige, was he killed by Tinubu too. The killer of both are within your party. Ask Koro and ogunlewe about Funsho killer and ask jelili and omisore about Bola Ige killer sly these POP leader will provide you with the needed answer.

    • TrueNja

      Whoever killed with sword will die by sword. Bola Ige was a murderer. He killed an innocent man in Oke Ado, Ibadan in 1966. Whatever one does in this life, one shall surely reap it in this world before judgment day with the Almighty God.

      • Onike24

        It is possible to slander the memory of great man, may God forgive you for this scarlous lie.

    • Awarawa

      Oladele, the killers of both Funso Williams and Bola Ige are in APC as of today. One of them is even a pilot for APC……

      • Funso

        ọmọ àlè

  • jogobonito

    FFK never disappoints in the furtherance of lunacy

    Assuming Tinubu lied that he was offered a VPship of an Interim National Government, i expect PDP to sue for defamation of character rather than seek to deny what OBJ,IBB and even Abdul-Salami all spoke about at one point in time

    Infact IBB was copiously reported to have asked to be excused from any ING talk…….OBJ himself spoke about it last month which PDP tacitly spinned to say it was OBJ that wants to Head a Proposed ING

    The fact is that Jonathan is afraid of elections and his body language lately lends credence to that fact

  • Nuga A

    Mr. Williams was a member of the PDP and he was murdered in his home on July 27, 2006.
    He was found tied up, stabbed and strangled. Two people, one his campaign manager and the other a prominent PDP member in Lagos Adeseye Ogunlewe, were arrested for the murder on July 28, 2006.

    So what happen to the investigation why was it buried like the likes of Bola Ige.PDP is an evil party.

    • Ade

      Leave PDP out of the dead of Funsho williams. PDP killed Bola Ige because OBJ needed to win south West and Bola Ige was a big hindrance. Harry was killed by PDP/Odilli because it wasnt possible PDP to win Rivers. Tinubu killed Funsho!!!

      • Onike24

        If it wasn’t so tragic I would be laughing! PDP killed Bola Ige and Harry Marshall, but did not kill Funsho Williams because they only commit murder when they have a reason to kill? Ha! Nigeria is finished

  • Moe

    Why would Tinubu’s media office have to resort to informed sources about PDP’s alleged offer of VP in an interim Government to Tinubu himself?

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    One thing I still struggle to understand is how this Tinubu criminal has managed to evade the long arms of the law for so long. After watching that AIT documentary, the Jonathan Administration has, in my view, shirked its responsibility to Nigeria and Nigerians as far as putting criminals like Tinubu where they truly belong goes. Tinubu ought to have been jailed a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time ago.

    • Funso

      omo ale.

  • segun

    LOL THIS GUY IS JUST A COMEDIAN….

    • Tunde

      To refer to him as a comedian is surely an insult to comedians.Lol

  • tittop dede

    We know he is just ranting and making a baseless claim or better said he is interested in the office,everybody like better thing now,nobody hates power. Forget Tinubu and focuse on any important subject pls,dont allow his claim to distract you of what you are doing. He is a failure already because we know Jonathan is in power till 2019,no shaking.

  • Blade

    Too much grammar. Tinubu wud blow grammer…Fani Kayode too would blow his own grammer. Pls both of u don’t blow our heads with ur grammer and ur lies!

  • evi

    Funso Williams ghost is giving his killer sleepless nights, we know that if funso was not murdered he would have been governor of lagos instead of tinubu. Tinubu must think he’s God’s gift to mankind if he thinks that if Jonathan wants an interim govt ,he’s the one jonathan will look for. Tinubu is a narcissistic corrupt creature whose evil and diabolical past is haunting him

  • SAM .A

    FFK waxed the above lyrics after his sniffing session, under the influence of his delusion & hallucination. For we all know the Aposles of denials, deceit , forgeries, propaganda lies & impunity, your chief priest is Okupe, the chief scribe is Abati Alapa.. You have gone international in lying by involving the King of Morroco who has re called his ambassador. You have elevated lying & deceit to National policy under King Nebu. The Lord has rejected all these vices..you all have a date with destiny on 28/3, When the people will decide the faith of LIARS & DECEIVERS.

  • favourtalk

    This man is still talking? We can’t wait and fold our arms with the lies around, we deserve better in nigeria, we can’t continue this way

  • richkid

    Mr tinubus claims are absurd. Baseles and he has not even a line of word for it to look like truth. GEJ never planned anything. For us the masses, this is enough to tink twice, vote GEJ he will not tell you lies. GEJ all the way

  • tsunami1earthquake

    It’s unfortunate! But remember that the 9 States mentioned have all PDP senators. So the battle in the Senate was the APC against the PDP. As you can see, this bill must have been fully influenced by the majority APC senators. So your states will have to see how the APC frustrated their fortunes.