The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation has raised the alarm over an impending documentary on the private lives of some high ranking governments officials who belong to the party. The documentary, allegedly being sponsored by some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, was described by the Director of Media and Publicity of the PDPPCO, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, as a “despicable and wicked agenda.”
Fani-Kayode said the targets of the documentary include President Goodluck Jonathan; his wife and First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan; and the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Deziani Alison-Madueke. He alleged that three main financiers of the APC are behind the documentary. If it turns out to be true, the documentary will only be coming days after a similar one, allegedly sponsored by the PDP on African Independent Television, was aired on a former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The documentary was believed to be in bad taste. On the upcoming documentary, Fani-Kayode said: “The special operations and intelligence wing of my Directorate has been reliably informed that the opposition is planning to air a documentary about the private lives of President Jonathan, the First Lady and the Minister of Petroleum Resources.
The documentary is riddled with falsehood and it is vulgar, smutty, cheap, shameful and salacious. This initiative is being spearheaded by the entire leadership of the All Progressives Congress and is being funded and organised by two serving governors and one former governor who controls his state through his hand-picked stooge. “Our response to this initiative is one of utter repugnance. That the opposition has degenerated to such a point that in response to legitimate questions that were raised about the record in public office of their Presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari and their de facto leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in two major and widely viewed documentaries, the only recourse they have, rather than answering the questions put in those documentaries, is to try to humiliate, shame and disgrace our presidential candidate by making the most baseless and scandalous accusations about his private life”.
“The truth is that this shameful course of action will not work and we shall not be distracted. Neither will we lose any sleep over it. “We are, however, by this press conference, sending a clear signal to the three APC leaders that are funding and spearheading this initiative that it will not in any way serve the interest of their party or the interest of their Presidential candidate if they insist on treading that path or toeing that deplorable line. In the event of them insisting on treading this dangerous and dishonorable course, we reserve the right to respond fully and use all legitimate means to expose the inherent evil that these three individuals habitually and continuously manifest in both their private lives and whilst in public office.
“The truth is that they can say what they like about President Goodluck Jonathan, his family members and those close to him but one thing they cannot say is that, unlike one of the three individuals that is behind this disgraceful initiative, President Jonathan does not show an unhealthy interest in the affairs of little boys and he does not indulge in gross and perverse intimate acts with them in his spare time in an obscene, indecent, shameful and completely unacceptable manner. “They can say whatever they like about our candidate but, unlike one of the three individuals that are behind this reprehensible initiative, it is not President Goodluck Jonathan that ended up eloping with and eventually marrying the house girl of his former leader. “They can say whatever they like about President Jonathan but it is not our President who drove his own father into political oblivion, broke the poor man’s heart and sent him to an early grave in pain, tears, defeat and shame. Presidential Jonathan did not do any of these things. It is those that have insisted on engaging in this shameful and repugnant initiative that have done these things. They know who they are and, for now, we need not mention their names. At the appropriate time, we shall mention names and expose every aspect of the sordid life styles of these individuals and at that time the Nigerian people will judge for themselves.”