The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDPPCO) Wednesrday called for the arrest of the All Progressives Congress (APC), presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), the national leader of APC, Bola Tinubu, the Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, Nigeria’s former ambassador to Spain, Yusuf Mamman and the former governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, for their various roles in the operation of an illegal radio station.
Also, the PDP presidential campaign alerted for the second time of plots to air a scandalous report on President Goodluck Jonathan and other senior government officials.
The presidential campaign said that $2million was earmarked for the scandalous project.
Addressing a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja, the Director of Media and Publicity of PDP Presidential Campaigns, Femi Fani-Kayode, said: “It is important for the security agencies to arrest Mamman and question Fayemi, Tinubu, Amaechi and Buhari on the operation and illicit and dangerous agenda of this illegal radio station.”
Apart from the call for the questioning and arrest of the key APC officials for their roles in the operations of the illegal station, tagged, “Radio APC or Radio Chanji,” the spokesman of the PDP presidential campaign called on the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to sit up and do its statutory duties.
According to Fani-Kayode, “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.”
He said the person that is heading the operation of the illegal radio station is 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.
According to him, “The objective of the radio station is to serve as a propaganda tool to fight the government after they lose the election on March 28. The brain behind the operation is 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 knows 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 whilst the 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 spokesman of the PDP presidential campaigns alerted of a planned programme titled: ‘Nigerians: What is Going On.’
According to him, “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 the documentary. The whole thing is simply an attempt to denigrate the Nigerian people and bring it into disrepute and opprobrium before the International community. $2 million 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.” he stated.
Fani-Kayode, who gave highlights of the planned television documentary, said it includes the following headings: $15 million US Private Jet Arms Scandal, N5 trillion stolen under Jonathan, N21 billion Pension funds embezzled, N10 billion private jet scandal and N1.6 trillion oil subsidy scandal, and much more.”
He said the documentary 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.
On the perceived face off between Buhari and Tinubu, Fani-Kayode said, “Our sources within the Buhari and APC camp have also revealed to us that Buhari is in a quandary about what to do about the very serious allegations that have been made against 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, Tinubu and their presidential candidate, Buhari, are on a collision course. These two people and their party simply cannot be trusted with the future of Nigeria,” he said.