People’s Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organization (PDPPCO) has called for the arrest of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Muhammadu Buhari and his top associates over the existence of an illegal radio station called Radio Chanji.
Speaking to journalists in Abuja, Director, Media and Publicity of PDPPCO, Femi Fani-Kayode said Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State; former governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and former Nigeria Ambassador to Spain, Ambassador Yusuf Mamman should all be questioned alongside Buhari.
Fani-Kayode said the call became imperative due to the broadcast of falsehoods, propaganda and inciting comments by the radio station, over the last few days.
“This radio station has been broadcasting falsehood, propaganda and inciting comments, periodically over the last few days and since inception.
“We seize this opportunity to call on the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation, NBC, to set its house in order while ensuring that its rules are followed. We call on them to use all means available to stop this illegal radio station from operating and if necessary to block its illegal transmissions.
“The person that is heading this operation is Ambassador Yusuf Mamman, an APC leader and stalwart, who has much experience in the world of special operations and disinformation and who has been given millions of dollars to start this illegal radio station. The objective of the radio station is to serve as a propaganda tool to fight the government after they lose the elections on March 28.
“The brain behind the operation is the former governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, who equally founded Radio Kudirat during the days of NADECO, when the government of late General Sani Abacha was being fought by a number of people in Nigeria.
“The opposition know that they would lose the election and after this happens, it is their intention to begin to use this illegal radio station to incite Nigerians against the government.
“They intend to use the radio station to incite the armed forces to mutiny. They intend to create a major division and utter chaos within the Nigerian state, using religion and ethnicity, and they will take that opportunity to either call for full blown military intervention or the establishment of an Interim National Government. It is through the auspices of this illegal radio station that they intend to announce members of their planned shadow and parallel government.
“The truth of the matter is that this will not work. However it is important for the security agencies to arrest Yusuf Mamman and question Kayode Fayemi, Bola Tinubu, Rotimi Amaechi and the APC presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) himself on the operation, illicit and dangerous agenda of this illegal radio station.
“We will not sit back and watch them achieve their objectives. We will not allow them to destabilize Nigeria and we will not allow them to create a parallel government after they lose the elections.
Fani-Kayode also alleged that the APC has set aside the sum of $2 million to produce a documentary entitled Nigerians…
What is Going On? He claimed the documentary was designed to, among other things, discredit President Goodluck Jonathan, his ministers, aides, the government and the entire country. “All manner of lies, deceit, fabrication, slander, falsehood and misrepresentation of the basic facts are in the documentary.”