Former Minister of Aviation and current Director of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode on Thursday, March 5, 2015 backed claims by the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari is brain dead.
Speaking via a statement issued in Abuja, Fani-Kayode went a step further by remarking that General Buhari was suffering from dementia, adding that the wife of the president had only shown her courage, but has also spoken the bitter truth.
He further lampooned General Buhari for his obvious dislike for women and their opinions, recalling that he (General Buhari) plans to scrap the office of First Lady if elected.
His words: “The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, was absolutely right. To say that General Buhari is brain dead is an understatement and to suggest that he is suffering from dementia is nothing new.
“The First Lady has spoken in a courageous and forthright manner and, most important of all, she has spoken the bitter truth. Instead of crying like spoilt little brats and complaining, the APC and the Buhari Campaign Organisation should live with that bitter truth and leave her alone.
“She has every right to express herself in any way that she deems fit and she is entitled to her opinion. This is especially so given the fact that her husband, President Goodluck Jonathan, is in the Presidential race.
“Buhari’s general disdain for women and their opinion is well known. This is a man that said that he would scrap the office of the First Lady if he is elected President.
“If Buhari is not ready to face public scrutiny and criticism for his often times irresponsible, retrogressive, nonsensical and asinine views, he should quit the Presidential race and consider retiring from politics.
“Our counsel to the APC is as follows: leave the First Lady alone or prepare yourselves for a relentless verbal blitzkrieg, the likes of which you have never seen before.”