Director of Media & Publicity for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation Femi Fani-Kayode pointed out that the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari failed to inform the audience in Chatham House about his love for the Islamist terrorist movement, Boko Haram.
Fani Kayode in a press statement said “We wonder whether General Buhari told his foreign audience whilst he was in London how much he loves Boko Haram.” He also questioned Buhari‘s refusal to participate in a debate in his own country but went to London to speak on his vision and plans for a better Nigeria in desperation for foreign support.
Fani Kayode also referred to a statement Buhari allegedly once made, quoting Buhari saying “an attack on Boko Haram is an attack on the north” and that the Boko Haram terrorists should be appeased, pampered, resettled and paid allowances.
Fani-Kayode said “We wonder if he told them that he was once nominated by Boko Haram to be their spokesman and representative during proposed negotiations with the Federal Government.”
Fani-Kayode said he was shocked Buhari didn’t inform the audience at Chatham House about how he organised the “violent injecting, crating and disgraceful kidnapping of a former Minister of Nigeria by the name of Alhaji Umaru Dikko from the streets of London 31 years ago when he was in power.”
“It is really pitiful that a former Head of State of Nigeria believes it is more important to win the hearts and minds of the British than it is to win the hearts and minds of the Nigerian people.
“General Buhari can run to any foreign country in the world to say anything that he likes but at the end of the day the decision as [to] who will lead Nigeria as from May 29th this year will be determined by no one else but the Nigerian people. The game is on here and not in London,” Femi Fani-Kayode said.