Coup Allegation: Fani-Kayode Should Apologise to Atiku, Military, PDP Gives Reasons

Coup Allegation: Fani-Kayode Should Apologise to Atiku, Military, PDP Gives Reasons

  • Phrank Shaibu has asked Femi Fani-Kayode, a member of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, to apologise to Atiku Abubakar
  • Fani-Kayode had accused the PDP presidential candidate of a secret meeting with some army generals
  • The APC chieftain later stated at a press conference that he regretted making the comments, but Shaibu said his “regret” was not enough

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Femi Fani-Kayode, the director of special projects and new media of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, has been asked to tender a public apology to former vice president Atiku Abubakar.

Recall that Fani-Kayode in a series of tweets claimed that Atiku had met with some army generals in a bid to perpetrate a coup, Daily Trust reports.

PDP, Fani-Kayode, Atiku Abubakar
PDP asks Fani-Kayode to apologise to Atiku and the military. Photo credit: Atiku Abubakar/ Fani Kayode
Source: UGC

After his release, Fani-Kayode stated at a press conference that he regretted making the comments and would guard his statements in the future.

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Your regret is not enough - Shaibu to Fani-Kayode

However, in his reaction, Phrank Shaibu said Fani-Kayode’s “regret” was not enough without a public apology issued to Atiku and the military.

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Shaibu who is the special assistant, public communication to Atiku, insisted that though Fani-Kayode’s regret is a step in the right direction, this is not sufficient.

He said:

"Who exactly is he apologising to? He needs to be specific. He needs to apologise to Waziri Atiku Abubakar for trying to impugn his character. He also needs to apologise to the military for denigrating that revered institution."

Publish your apology in three newspapers - Shaibu tells Fani-Kayode

According to Shaibu, Fani-Kayode's public apology to Atiku should be published in three newspapers which include The Nation and their online editions for seven days consecutively beginning from Wednesday, February, 15, Leadership Newspaper added.

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He added that Fani-Kayode has a penchant for making specious allegations but has been treated like a sacred cow for too long, which has emboldened him over the years.

Atiku says he will be elected next president

Atiku Abubakar has called on the people of Enugu to enter into the mainstream of Nigerian politics by supporting him because he will be elected Nigeria's president in the next 11 days.

According to him, by entering into the mainstream politics of the country, the people will enjoy prosperity, economic development, peace and security.

He disclosed this while speaking at the PDP presidential campaign rally in Enugu on Tuesday, February 14.


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