2023 elections: DSS Invites Fani-Kayode Over Alleged Coup Plot By Military, Atiku

2023 elections: DSS Invites Fani-Kayode Over Alleged Coup Plot By Military, Atiku

  • The spokesman of the APC's presidential campaign council, Femi Fani-Kayode, has been invited for questioning by the DSS
  • This invitation came days after Fani-Kayode spoke on an alleged plot by some military officers and Atiku Abubakar to stage a coup before the elections
  • Via his Facebook page on Monday, February 13, Fani-Kayode said he will be honouring the security agency's invitation

The Department of State Services (DSS) has invited a spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s presidential campaign council, Femi Fani-Kayode, over allegations of a coup plot ahead of the February election.

The development was confirmed via Facebook on Monday, February 13, by Fani Kayode who said he will honour the DSS' invitation.

Femi Fani-Kayode
Femi Fani-Kayode said he will honour the DSS' invitation
Source: UGC

In a statement on the social media platform, FFK as he is fondly called said:

“Three days ago, on the day that I tweeted about newspaper reports alleging that Atiku was secretly meeting with Army Generals, I got a text message from someone who claimed to be DSS asking me to report to them on a matter of national security.

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“I dismissed the invitation because it was vague and I was not sure whether it really came from the DSS. In any case I had no intention of going anywhere unless I was formally invited. To my surprise I received a formal letter from them to report to their office without fail 2 days later, which was yesterday evening.
“I put a call through to them & was advised to take the matter very seriously & report to them on the stipulated day and time otherwise the worse may happen.
“Unlike cowards like Emefiele, Atiku and their strange bedfellows, I do not fear my own shadow and neither do I shiver and shake when I am invited by the security agencies. I always honour their invitations when properly invited because that is the right and proper thing to do.

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“This is all the more so when it touches and concerns matters of national security which I take very seriously & when it involves agencies like the DSS who are professional and thorough in their methods and approach.
“I have nothing to hide and consequently I will present myself before the DSS this morning as I have been asked to do.
“I maintain my utter contempt for Atiku & the vermin that are around him & no matter what happens to me today or at any other time, know that as long as there is life in me I will oppose the darkness & evil that they represent.”

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Atiku had called on the Department of State Services, the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies to invite the Director of Special Projects and New media of the Tinubu/Shettima presidential campaign Council, Femi Fani-Kayode, and explain his allegations and insinuations of an attempted coup being planned by Atiku and top generals.

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Special Assistant, Public Communications to Atiku, Phrank Shaibu, said this in a statement made available to Legit.ng on Sunday, February 11, while reacting to a tweet by Fani-Kayode that Atiku met with top army generals with a possible plan to scuttling the election or perpetrating a coup, an offence which attracts the death penalty.

What Shaibu said

“Ordinarily, we wouldn’t have bothered responding to Fani-Kayode who has over the years built a reputation of being an inveterate liar so much so that he was even publicly blacklisted by the Nigeria Union of Journalists after his disgraceful outburst at a journalist."

Source: Legit.ng

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