All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) has dismissed the denial by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, over the controversial front page newspaper advertorial by Governor Ayo Fayose, on General Muhammadu Buhari.A statement by the Directorate of Media and Publicity of the APC presidential campaign on Tuesday said that the denial of PDP of the said by Femi Fani-Kayode, is “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 is:
“too casual and off-handed to impress anyone. It doesn’t sound convincing. 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.”
The statement further stated that:
“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 make 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. It is not difficult for Nigerians to discern what the PDP odd intention towards the APC and its presidential candidate is. The PDP’s uncivilised death plot only exposes the mindset 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 campaign team said.The Campaign Organization however restated its request for an independent investigation into the PDP threat against its presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the safety of Buhari and a free and fair election on February 14.