The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed that he will honour his speaking engagement at the Royal Institute Of International Affairs, Chatham House in London scheduled for Thursday, February 26. This even as APC Presidential Campaign Organisation has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to ask one his party’s governor, Ayo Fayose to stop pestering General Buhari with sickness and dearh wish.
In a statement today, the Director of Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation, Garba Shehu said that Chatam House will post the event and send out invites on Monday, February 23.
Garba Shehu said that as part of his ongoing engagement in the United Kingdom, General Buhari had an interview yesterday with a local medium, the “All Eyes on Africa TV Show” with Kemi Fajodutimi and met with Tony Blair on Saturday, February 21 morning.
Shehu disclosed that Buhari left the London residence of the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona at about 1.30 pm UK time and returned to his rented flat in the city.
The party’s Presidential Campaign Organisation Director complained bitterly about governor Fayose’s continued pestering of General Buhari with falsehood and death wishes, adding that the APC had learnt on good authority that Governor Fayose has hired people in London who have been trailing the movements of the APC presidential candidate while on his working visit in London.
“Let it be on record that knowing Governor Fayose’s antecedents, we are not leaving anything to chances. The Governor who has published death-wish advertorials on Buhari will stop at nothing. If anything should happen to General Muhammadu Buhari while in London or anywhere, the authorities over there in the UK and at home should know who to hold responsible,” he said. [myad]