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APC takes Fayemi to task over Boko Haram comments

01 July 2014, 08:42

Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Femi Fani-Kayode to retract his comments alleging that the opposition party was sympathetic to terror group Boko Haram.

The party also threatened the former aviation minister with legal action over his comments.

In a statement issued by APC National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said at no time did it issue any statement condemning the Federal Government's denouncement of Boko Haram.

The party also challenged Kayode to produce such a statement if he was sure the APC issued it.

''Our position on Boko Haram has been well articulated for anyone who cares to know, but at no time did we condemn the government for proscribing it," said APC.

It said when the state of emergency was declared on three northern states last year, it criticised it.

"But we did not condemn the proscription of Boko Haram. We are not Boko Haram sympathisers and we cannot be under any circumstance” the party said.

The party also condemned Kayode's description of Boko Haram as the armed wing of the APC, saying the statement was most "irresponsible, uncharitable and without basis."

“Equally irresponsible and condemnable is Fani-Kayode's deliberate distortion of statements made in the past by Gen. Muhammadu Buhari to mean that he or his party is a sympathizer of Boko Haram.”

- CAJ News

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