Fayose Under Attack Over Death-Wish On BuhariFeatured, Latest News Monday, January 19th, 2015
By Niyi Adeyi, Lagos – The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Organization has demanded revocation of the offensive adverts by the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose in some National dailies against its Presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd).
A statement issued Monday, by the APC campaign organization, considered the adverts, which it said, abused Bible and insulted Muslims as “totally unprofessional and abusive to ethical codes of journalism”.
The opposition therefore called on the newspapers to “revoke” the publication immediately and apologize to the people of Nigeria, its Presidential candidate and the party for such folly.
The statement also held that the ruling party and President Goodluck Jonathan could not distance themselves from supporting the controversial advert, as the sponsor was a stakeholder of the party and a front man of Mr. President’s campaign.
APC accused President Jonathan and his party as the first breaker of the peace accord signed by all the Presidential candidates and their parties in Abuja last week, accusing them of cruising on lies and propaganda as they were bent on amassing and siphoning public funds, without interest of people at heart.
The offensive Monday publication with the title: Nigerians: Be Warned! Life And Death, published on the front pages of the National dailies, parading three the pictures of former Northern Nigerian leaders, including late Gen. Muritala Muhammad; Gen Sanni Abacha and Umaru Musa Yar’ adua and followed with the picture of General Buhari with question mark.
The publication has been widely condemned by Nigerians on both mass and social media. They described it as total opposite of a party that project itself as the fold that loves peace and abhors violence even as they blasted the sponsors of the advert, Mr Fayose whom they described as “thug turned governor.”
Fayose’s advert which is heavily criticized is said to be offensive capable of sparking violent demonstration in the North.
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