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APC, Fani-Fayode spat continues

03 July 2014, 08:28 Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC) has insisted former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, "lied" about the alleged sympathy the party showed the Boko Haram terror group.

It said contrary to Fani-Kayode's sentiments, it was not against the recent proscription of the group.

The party said the Fani-Kayode's attempt to back away from his earlier statement that Boko Haram was the armed wing of the APC would not excuse him from tendering whatever evidence he had to support his "irresponsible, malicious and libellous" claim in court.

“In line with his shifty and deceitful style, Fani-Kayode, in his rambling response, tried to tone down his earlier statement by saying 'I believe strongly that the APC comprises of at least a handful of Boko Haram sympathisers and questionable individuals who have at various times expressed a certain degree of support for Boko Haram," the opposition stated.

“But our response to this toned-down version of what he said on television is that it is too late in the day for him to back away from his earlier statement, for which he must apologize or face a court action,” the party said.

The opposition party also reminded Fani-Kayode that there "is no better indication of good breeding than for a man to have integrity and principles that cannot be mortgaged."

"Even with the dangling of a dangerous carrot that could pervert the course of justice to his benefit."

It was alleged he had cut a deal with the federal government in his ongoing criminal prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

- CAJ News

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