Says APC comments influenced American
The former director of media and publicity of Goodluck Jonathan’s Presidential Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has taken a swipe at the United States of America, insisting that they assisted Boko Haram to blossom.
He also blamed the anti-military propaganda of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the refusal of the American government to sell arms to Nigeria during the administration of former President Jonathan.
The United States Senator, Patrick Leahy, on Wednesday came down heavily on the Nigerian army for their alleged brutality in the handling of the Boko Haram crisis rocking the country.
The US senator referred to some of the Nigerian military men as rapists and murderers.
Reacting to the allegations of the American Senator, Chief Fani-Kayode took to his social media handles to thrash both the US government and the ruling party, the APC.
He said the US government refuses to sell arms to the Nigerian army because they are assisting the Boko Haram militants.
He also accused the US government of being slow in tagging Boko Haram as a terrorist group till the group had caused so much havoc in the land.
He said: “The U.S. government helped Boko Haram immensely by refusing to classify them as a terrorist organisation until 2014 and by refusing to sell us arms to fight them. Worst still, they imposed an international arms embargo on us so that we could not buy arms from anyone else.
Why did the US not invoke the Leahy Act against Israel, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Turkey, Pakistan, Qatar, Somalia, Kenya, Yemen, Ukraine and Iraq for human rights violations? Why is it only Nigeria that they have refused to sell arms to and that they have imposed an international arms embargo on even though we are fighting a civil war against a relentless and evil enemy?
U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, the convener of the Leahy Act, has called our Armed Forces “rapists and murderers”. He is nothing but scum- a typically confused, ignorant, petty-minded and racist yankee.
Why blame Senator Leahy? He was only rehearsing what he heard from Lai Muhammed. When APC wanted power, they threw caution into the winds. Now it has come to hurt them.”
However, Fani-Kayode commended President Buhari’s stand on same-sex marriage.
He said: “Sodomy is against our laws and abhorrent to our culture’- President Muhammadu Buhari to the Americans. It took courage to say this to them. Thanks be to God.”