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Presidency Reacts To Fayose’s Claim On Aisha Buhari

Ayo Fayose, EFCC, Buhari
Posted: Jun 21, 2016 at 7:09 pm   /   by   /   comments (1)

The Presidency has described as laughable what it called a desperate attempt by Ekiti state Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State to link President Buhari’s wife Aisha Buhari to US Congressman William Jefferson’s bribery scandal for which the American lawmaker was convicted in 2009.

A  statement  by  Garba Shehu, Special  Assistance   on   Media  to President Mohammadu Buhari  charged  Governor Fayose to provide evidence of the involvement of the President’s wife in the Jefferson’s scandal adding that she had no “direct, indirect or the remotest connection” with the case .

Shehu challenged  the Ekiti State Governor to tell Nigerians if the so-called Aisha whose pictures he  shared, was the same Aisha married to President Muhammadu Buhari, or if the Aisha of his idle imagination had any relationship by blood or any relationship in whatever form, with President Buhari’s wife.

The president’s media aide also challenged Fayose to produce evidence from the records of investigation and subsequent trial of Jefferson to prove that Buhari’s wife Aisha was in anyway linked to that scandal, adding  that common names alone are  not enough to automatically link innocent people to crimes or scandals, especially in an era of identity thieves.

He  also challenged Fayose to show proof  of when and where Aisha Buhari was invited for interrogation in connection with Congressman William Jefferson’s bribery scandal, let alone indicted for a crime locally or abroad.

According to Shehu, ignoring Fayose carries the risk of “giving traction and credibility to outright and brazen falsehoods inconsistent with the status of anybody that calls himself a Governor or leader .Free speech does not entitle Governor Fayose to falsely accuse innocent people of crimes they knew nothing about”.

Shehu warned Fayose to desist  from accusing  people wrongly  adding  that Aisha Buhari is entitled to protect her reputation from being recklessly maligned. He said that political opposition is not a licence to attack people’s reputation brazenly without legal consequences.

Fayose  on Monday revived a controversy surrounding the role purportedly played by the President wife, in the messy bribery scandal involving United States  Congressman, Williams Jefferson.

In a statement by his media aide, Idowu Adelusi, distributed a link to the U.S. Department of Justice Web site holding court documents where Buhari was alleged to have transferred suspicious funds to a convicted former American congressman, Williams Jefferson.

Comments (1)

  • Jun 23, 2016 at 4:52 am leadaza

    Stop spurting innocent people of what they know nothing about…. Face reality, handle your carrier with great jurisprudence and have a happy ending…

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