The Director of Media and Publicity for the Peoples Democrtaic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode has responded to a recent statement by the All Progressives Congress (APC) who described as “callous, morbid and insensitive” the remarks by President Goolduck Jonathan that he believes that the abducted Chibok girls were still alive because the terrorists would have displayed their corpse by now.
Responding to the comment via a statement issued on Saturday, March 7, 2015, Fani-Kayode said the APC was working against the successful rescue of the schoolgirls and should be held responsible if the girls are not found.
To be precise, Fani-Kayode said those to be held responsible are: former military Head of State and APC presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari; Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State and the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
He said: “Whilst the majority of Nigerians are overjoyed by the fact that the President has given us hope by saying that the girls are still alive, Lai Mohammed and the APC are not happy. The truth is that they do not want those girls to be found and neither do they care about their welfare or their safety.
“We say this because this was a man, and a party that complained and protested at the fact that Boko Haram was proscribed by the Federal Government last year. Lai Mohammed proclaimed that the proscription was unjust and unconstitutional. We have always believed that Buhari, Lai Mohammed, Governor Shettima and the APC know far more about the whereabouts of the Chibok girls and the activities of Boko Haram than they have cared to admit.
“Let it be clearly understood that if anything happens to those girls and if they are not produced at the soonest, we will hold Lai Mohammed, Buhari and the APC responsible.”