In a statement released today, Femi Fani Kayode said the APC has budgeted $2million to produce a blockbuster documentary which he described as baseless and full of lies to slander against presidentJonathan and his government. Read the statement below...
There are three issues that we wish to bring to the attention of the Nigerian Public today, all reflecting the sheer desperation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to get power.
One: It has been brought to our attention by members of the covert and special operations unitof this Directorate that certain unpatriotic steps are being taken by the opposition in an attempt to discredit not just the President, but also his government and indeed our entire country.In a statement he released today,
As we are addressing you,a scurrilous and utterly baseless documentary and video has been commissionedand compiled by them. It is titled ‘’Nigerians…What Is Going On’’. In the documentary the opposition has listed some areas which they claim reflect the corrupt nature of the Nigerian people, the nature of the President and the nature of the government that he is heading.
All manner of lies, deceit, fabrication, slander, falsehood and misrepresentation of the basic facts are in thedocumentary. The whole thing is simply an attempt to denigrate the Nigerian people and bring is into disrepute and opprobrium before the International community.
Two million dollars was budgeted for this irresponsible and shameful project and the services of no less than three specialists and well known international spin doctors from two western countries were procured.
These specialists are now in Nigeria to put finishing touches to their project. The whole idea is to perfect the work and then release it to the international television networks and the Nigerian public three days before the elections. I will not go into detail about the contents now but some of the subheadings are as follows:
*$15 million US Private Jet Arms Scandal
*N5 trillion stolen under Jonathan
*N21 billion Pension funds embezzled
*N10 billion private jet scandal.
*N1.6 trillion oil subsidy scandal, and much more.
These are the obvious ones we can talk about here. They have targeted the oil and gas sector in a particularly brutal and shameless manner and they seek to tarnish the name and image of Mr. President and those that run that sector with sleaze, dirty lies, disinformation and unsubstantiated allegations.
Every single heading that we have just listed, plus all the others that we have refused to list here, are not backed up with anything tangible and are devoid of truth and substance. Their foundation are nothing but lies, deceit, falsehood and malevolence and the whole enterprise was put together simply to demonise the individuals concerned, to demonisethe government, to demonise Nigeria and to make the Nigerian people look like a nation of hardened criminals.
The objective of the planned documentary is to incite the people, to destabilise the country and to bring the President into utter disrepute. In order to achieve, these effectively consistent personal attacks will be launched on key government officials.
This documentary, which we consider to be very dangerous, is full of false and irresponsible postulations about what is going on in this country and if it is released in its present form it is capable of setting Nigeria on fire.
We are letting the Nigerian people know about this in good time in order to pre-empt it and we want the opposition to be fully aware of the fact that we know what they are doing, what they are planning, when they were planning it and who is involved. We also know the amount budgeted for this project, who is disbursing the money and what their real intentions are.
We also want them to be fully aware of the fact that even if General Muhammadu Buhari, Bola Tinubu, Rotimi Amaechi or any of them are in their toilets, in their bedrooms, in their covens or anywhere else they may choose to hide and hold their secret meetings, we know what they are doing.
This document was passed on to us by a loyal and patriotic Nigerian who is working with them and who is a key officer in one of their most sensitive and secret cells and covert intelligence units.
This individual was so disgusted at the level of fabrication and propaganda that they were indulging in that he felt that it was important to share the information with us. We commend the courage and patriotism of this person and we assure him of his safety. He made this vital information available to us and we commend him greatly for it.
Finally we want to say that such an irresponsible course will not achieve the objective for which it was set. This government, this country and our dear President will not be destabilised and distracted and Nigeria will not be set on fire.
Again, gentlemen of the media, our attention had been drawn to the existence of an illegal Radio station called ‘’APC RADIO’’ or ‘’RADIO CHANJI’’. 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 ops 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 28th. 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 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 seek to create mayhem and cause panic and create a toxic and bellicose atmosphere in which their supporters will be encouraged to slaughter and kill innocent Nigerians whilstthe country burns.
They also 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, to nominate their ministers and to then create major crisis in our country.
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 himself on the operation and 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 destabilise Nigeria and we will not allow them to create a parallel government after they lose the elections.
Our sources within the Buhari and APC camp have also revealed to us that Gen Muhammadu Buhari is in a quandary about what to do about the very serious allegations that have been made against Bola Tinubu when it comes to his tenure as Governor of Lagos state and thereafter.
Buhari is said to be overwhelmed by the staggering allegations and compelling evidence that have been documented and exposed in the last few weeks about Tinubu and his closest associates.
Our sources have revealed that Gen. Buhari has resolved that in the event of his winning the Presidential election, he will issue an ultimatum to Bola Tinubu.
The ultimatum will be that either Tinubu would forfeit and give up 50 per cent of the money, property and the illicit gains that he has fleeced and garnered from Lagos state over the last 16 years or he would face the full wrath of the law and be prosecuted for corruption.
It is clear from this that all is not well in the APC’s camp and that their de facto leader, Bola Tinubu and their presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, are on a collision course. These two people and their party simply cannot be trusted with the future of Nigeria.