Wednesday, December 30, 2015
A former National Publicity Secretary of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, Rotimi Fashakin, has accused a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, of spreading lies in the media in a bid to defend the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Fashakin, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, said this on Tuesday in a Facebook post while reacting to Fani-Kayode’s open letter to Buhari.
Fani-Kayode had accused Buhari of victimising Jonathan even as he maintained that Jonathan bought weapons to fight Boko Haram.
Melaye also tore the party’s constitution as the former NDDC commissioner joined the ranks of eminent PDP stalwarts that have defected to the All Progressives Congress in the state.
The former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Wednesday called for increased support for government’s ongoing campaign against terrorism.
Fani-Kayode said irrespective of the differences, it was important to seek collective efforts on the insurgency, stressing that the fight against terror should not be politicized.
The ex-minister spoke on Channels TV Sunrise Programme monitored by our correspondent in Abuja.
The National Vice Chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have expressed support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti corruption war.
The party chiefs have also dissociated themselves from some prominent members indicted in the $2.1 billion arms scandal perpetrated under the last administration.
A number of PDP leading lights, including the immediate past National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, are standing trial for their alleged roles in the scandal.
At a meeting held in Abuja on Tuesday, the vice chairmen agreed that the country’s economic growth could be stunted if corruption is not eradicated.