Halliburton scandal: Fayose must apologize to Aisha Buhari now – Northern youths demand

Halliburton scandal: Fayose must apologize to Aisha Buhari now - Northern youths demand
Following her arrival to the United States Of America without any arrest or intimidation by the government or security agencies, wife of Nigerian president Aisha Buhari deserves due apology from Ekiti State governor Ayodele Fayose for suggesting she would be arrested for doing so. This was contained in a statement by Arewa Youth Integrity Forum (AYIF) released on Friday 5 August 2016.

The statement signed by AYIF national president, Abubakar Ibrahim, goes thus:

“We pointed out this visit because of its significance to what had transpired earlier when Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose came up with his tales by moonlight in which he vigorously tried to mislead the public with claims that Mrs Buhari was a fugitive from justice in the US over the Halliburton scandal. Various persons that set the records straight that the wife of the President was not the same ‘Aisha Buhari’ mentioned in the court documents were ridiculed and bad mouthed.

“May we remind Fayose that Mrs Buhari was not the one who was recorded in a hotel suite conspiring with others to breach the Electoral Law. The first family did not tell him to engage in money laundry involving billions of naira ferried from one airport to another. It was not Mr President that made the lodgement of proceed of crime into the Ekiti state governor’s bank account. It was not northerners that made Fayose to be richer than Ekiti state neither were we responsible for his inability to sell his family to pay salaries to workers’ whose money he has diverted into his personal account.

“We are calling on him to apologize to the first family, and Nigerian women. We see the vintage Fayose, upon realising that his lies have been found out, desperately looking for a way to distract the nation by calling attention to the handbag Mrs Buhari was holding in one of the pictures from the US. This obvious attempt to trivialize the issue with the woman’s bag is a new low for Fayose even by his own standards.

“Our expectations are that beginning with Ekiti state at the end of Fayose’s tenure the electorates would insist that psychiatric evaluation and a consequent certificate of mental competence would be requisite for all the candidates seeking elections.”