APC to sue Fani-Kayode for Defamation

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has threatened to seek legal redress againstFemi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation.

The party has asked Fani-Kayode to retract his comment alleging that the APC, through its national publicity secretary, Lai Mohammed, condemned the Federal Government for proscribing the terror group Boko Haram.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday and signed byMohammed, the party said at no time did it issue a statement condemning the proscription of Boko Haram, and challenged Fani-Kayode to produce such a statement if he was so sure the APC issued it.

”I have caused my attorneys to formally write both Fani-Kayode and Channel television, where he made his allegation, to retract the statement and apologize, failing which I will sue for defamation of character.

”Our position on Boko Haram has been well articulated for anyone who cares to know, but at no time did we condemn the government for proscribing it. When the state of emergency was declared on three northern states, we criticized it and we stand by that. But we did not condemn the proscription of Boko Haram. We are not Boko Haram sympathizers and we cannot be under any circumstance,” Mohammed said.

The party also condemned Fani-Kayode’s description of Boko Haram as the armed wing of the APC, saying the statement is most irresponsible, uncharitable and without basis.

In an interview televised on Channels television earlier in the day, Fani-Kayode, alleged that the APCwas the brain behind the activities of Boko Haram and that some members of the party were sympathetic to the cause of the insurgents.

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