APC gives Fani-Kayode 72- hour ultimatum to withdraw alleged libel

APC gives Fani-Kayode 72-
hour ultimatum to withdraw
alleged libel
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The All Progressives Congress (APC)
Has given the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP) and its
Presidential Campaign’s Director of
Media and Publicity, Femi Fani-
Kayode a 72-hour ultimatum over
alleged slanderous and libelous
allegations against APC national
leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
and its vice-presidential candidate,
Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
Fani-Kayode recently alleged that
Osinbajo took oath to resign as vice-
president in favour of Tinubu in
effect that APC presidential
candidate, Muhammadu Buhari,
wins the March 28 presidential
election.

The APC
Presidential Campaign Organisation
(APCPCO), in a statement by its
Director of Media and Publicity,
Garba Shehu, warned PDP and Fani-
Kayode to either show evidence of
the oath-taking or retract the
libelous claims within 72 hours or be
ready to be charged to a court of
law.

“For PDP, through Fani-Kayode to
state publicly that an erudite
Professor of Law, a Senior Advocate
of Nigeria (SAN) and a reputable
pastor of the Redeemed Christian
Church of God swore an oath to
vacate his seat as vice president of
the Federal Republic of Nigeria for
the national leader of APC, Asiwaju
Tinubu, should the party win the
forthcoming election is an attack on
the hard-won integrity and the
reputations of these great Nigerians
and APC stalwarts,” Shehu said.

He stressed that “We view this as
both slanderous and libelous and
therefore will not leave the matter to
chance. To this effect, we hereby
give Fani-Kayode and PDP 72 hours
to produce evidence, or in the
alternative, issue public apology to
Pastor Osinbajo, Asiwaju Tinubu and
our party, APC or be prepared to be
charged to the court of law.”

Meanwhile APCPCO
has said some of the policies of the
President Goodluck Jonathan-led
PDP Federal Government being
implemented by its Ministries,
Departments and Agencies (MDAs)
ahead of the 2015 general elections
are aimed at protecting itself from
the inevitability of a Buhari win and
his zero tolerance for corruption and
stealing of state funds.
APCPCO, in another press release by
Shehu, described the Federal
Government’s commencement of an
independent revenue e-collection
scheme under the Treasury Single
Account initiative as too little too
late and only predicated on the
anticipation of an inevitable win by Buhari.

He also described as suspicious, FG’s
new directive that all revenue
collections of MDAs, which used to
be deposited in banks, should now
be sent directly to the Consolidated
Revenue Fund at the Central Bank of
Nigeria through electronic payment
channels.

“They didn’t do this all these years
and now with barely four weeks to
go, they suddenly think this is
essential,” he said.

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