The Director, Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has said he changed his mind concerning President Goodluck Jonathan and had no regrets.
He, therefore, slammed the All Progressives Congress for running newspaper advertorials with his renounced and outdated views about the president, describing the action as a measure of the opposition party’s desperation.
The PDP campaign spokesperson in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, noted that the resort to such childish and dirty tactics by the APC would not distract him from his present assignment of selling the candidature of President Jonathan to the electorate and the Nigerian people.
He also vowed to expose the APC presidential candidate, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), as incapable and unfit to rule Nigeria.
Fani-Kayode said, “The APC have resorted to buying full page adverts of outdated quotes about President Jonathan from old essays written by me when I was in their ranks.
“This proves the measure of their desperation. Needless to say I renounced those views about President Jonathan long ago and since then I have returned to the PDP and have given my unflinching support both to him and the party.
“I shall continue to do so because I regard the APC as an evil party and their Presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, as incapable of and unfit to rule our country.
“All the old and outdated quotes, I cannot change that, and I shall not be deterred or distracted from my present assignment by such childish and dirty tactics.
The former Minister of Aviation wondered whether the APC had forgotten what Nasir El-Rufai, who is the party’s governorship candidate in Kaduna, once said about Buhari being “outdated and unelectable” and what the national leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu once said about Buhari being “obsessed with power, wicked, sadistic and unreliable”.
Fani-Kayode said, “Better still, have they forgotten what Buhari himself once said about Tinubu and his ACN governors as being ‘corrupt, treacherous, unstable and unreliable?’
“Clearly the APC has an obsession with me and my words (past, present or future) and let me assure them that I shall continue to focus my guns on them over the next two weeks regardless of their paid television and newspaper adverts about me.
“I shall continue to expose them for the violent men, heartless cultists and dirty ritualists that they are to the Nigerian people.
“At the same time, I shall continue to intimate our people about the excellent work that Mr. President and the PDP have been doing over the last few months and years and why I believe that he deserves a second term”.
The former minister added that all the sponsored adverts in the world cannot stop or change his mind on the need for Nigerians to elect President Jonathan for a second term in office.
Fani-Kayode advised the APC to instead spend the next two weeks before the March 28 Presidential election in sober reflection and prepare for the crushing defeat that, he said, “they will face at the polls rather than bother about what I said or didn’t say about Mr. President in the distant past”.