APC Accuses PDP, Fayose Of Trailing Buhari In London
• Says Opposition Candidate Will Speak At Chatham House Thursday
• ‘Buhari Hale And Hearty,’ Meets Blair
THE All Progressives Congress (APC), Saturday, urged President Goodluck Jonathan to caution one of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors, Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti, over what the opposition party considered his continued pestering of its candidate, General General Muhammadu Buhari, with falsehood and death wishes.
This came as Buhari, in spite of controversy, reportedly confirmed his speaking engagement at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House in London, scheduled for Thursday, February 26.
According to a press statement signed by Malam Garba Shehu of the Directorate of Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO), the APC had “learnt on good authority that Governor Fayose has hired people in London who have been trailing the movements of the APC presidential candidate while on his working visit in London.”
“Let it be on record that knowing Governor Fayose’s antecedents, we are not leaving anything to chances. The Governor who has published death-wish advertorials on Buhari will stop at nothing. If anything should happen to General Muhammadu Buhari while in London or anywhere, the authorities over there in the UK and at home should know who to hold responsible,” said Shehu.
Reacting to reports that Buhari was not listed on Chatham House schedule, contrary to the original claim of the APC, Shehu said Chatham House would post the event and send out invitations on Monday, February 23 (tomorrow).
The statement also revealed that, as part of his ongoing engagement in the United Kingdom, General Buhari had an interview yesterday with a local medium, the “All Eyes on Africa TV Show,” with Kemi Fajodutimi and met with Tony Blair.
Shehu disclosed that Buhari left the London residence of the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona at about 1.30 pm UK time and returned to his rented flat in the city.
Meanwhile, the APC is insisting that its presidential candidate, Buhari, is ‘hale and hearty.’ Garba Shehu, who spoke to The Guardian yesterday, said there is no iota of truth in the speculation that Buhari is unwell and that he had travelled to London to seek medical treatment.
Shehu insisted that Buhari left Abuja last Thursday for a short working visit to the United Kingdom (UK), adding that the ruling PDP should be blamed for the campaign of calumny against Buhari, who is the major challenger to incumbent President Jonathan in the March 28 presidential election.
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