Donald Ekpo, (LinkMoment).
Many political analysts and social critics see the continued detention of the former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani Kayode with court appearance by the Buhari administration as vengeful and vindictive use of EFCC.
Meanwhile, Femi Fani-Kayode’s only crime was being the head of the Directorate of Media and Publicity for the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation. Just like the Directors in the Buhari Campaign Organizations. He received funds from his party leadership like every other Director to express the positive side of of his Principal while exposing in advance the evils and confusions to come based on history.
What else are his crimes that he has been detained for days without a court appearance?
On the other hand, Daily Post reports that the Media aide of the former Aviation Minister released a statement which reads as follows:
“The dictatorial, vengeful, vindictive and scurrilous use of EFCC by the APC-led federal government to achieve sinister purposes against vocal individuals and members of the opposition has once again played itself out in the macabre continued detention of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, 5 days after fulfilling all his bail conditions.
“We are appalled by this development but not surprised at all by it because that has been the hallmark of this current administration. Rather than work to improve on its reprehensible anti-democratic record, the Buhari-led administration has insisted on continuing in its self-engineered free nose-dive into the abyss of autocracy and the infamy of gross abuse of citizens’ rights.
“This tactic of keeping key and vocal members of the opposition out of circulation without due regard to our laws and or harass them with charges that cannot stand the test of judicial requirements has got to stop. The sweet smelling savour of democracy will be polluted when the opposition is stifled.
“The continued holding of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode in EFCC custody for this long despite meeting his bail conditions goes a long way to show that this fight is not about corruption after all but all about silencing the opposition.
“This act of executive rascality, at a time when Nigerians are groaning more than ever before over the economic hardship inflicted on them by this administration, is needless. It will achieve nothing but will only lead to a puerile end.”
Source: DailyPost News