Controversial former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has again challenged his former party, the All Progressives Congress to explain its relationship with the Boko Haram sect, saying since he first made the claim, the party has not been able to challenge him with a contrary view.
Speaking with journalists in Osogbo, Osun State capital, after attending a campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party, Fani-Kayode maintained that some APC chieftains, particularly those from the North, were bankrolling the operations of Boko Haram.
He said, “The APC in the North is the political wing of Boko Haram in the northern part of Nigeria. This, I have said before and no one amongst them was bold enough to challenge me. I will continue to say it again and again. The northern elements in the APC have to explain to all Nigerians why some of their leaders in the North support, encourage and defend Boko Haram members.”
“No member of the APC has been bold enough to controvert what I said about their relationship with the Boko Haram members in the North. I stand to be challenged if any of them has a contrary view.”
Fani-Kayode, who recently defected to the PDP, also said he had met with the people that matter in the ruling party, including President Goodluck Jonathan, and they had assured him of an enabling stay in the party.
He assured that he would work for the victory of the PDP candidate, Senator Iyiola Omisore, in the August 9 governorship election in Osun State and also contribute to the victory of the party in the 2015 general elections. He added that the PDP remains the only true national party in the country.
When asked to comment on details of his meeting with President Jonathan some few months ago sequel to his defection, Fani-Kayode said “I will not like to reveal what we discuss in the secret. It was a closed door meeting and let us leave that for now”.