Director of new media for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Femi Fani-Kayode has appeared before the Department of State Service (DSS), where he apologized for raising alarm over coup de’ tat in the country.
Speaking to news men today, February 13, in Abuja after being interrogated by the officers of the DSS for five hours, Fani-Kayode admitted that he should have been circumspect before going public on the issue.
Fani-Kayode, who is the country’s former aviation minister, described the situation in the country as similar to “war front because we are in a war presently on the political front.”
“While we are experiencing such war, there is the fog of war where we say either the right things or the wrong things. Nobody is infallible. But the truth is when it comes to the issue of national security, we have to be careful.”
He said that the coup alarm raised shock waves across the polity, saying that his action was aimed at drawing the attention of security agencies to be on top of the situation if there was any iota of truth in the matter.
The APC campaign spokesman said that he had to honour the DSS invitation because his hands were clean on the matter adding that he is under instruction by the DSS to report back every Wednesday of the week pending the possibility of being charged to court.
He recalled his ordeal in the hands of the DSS, saying: “I was subjected to a thorough grilling. They were very inquisitive and very professional. I wasn’t oppressed and they were not acting on the call for my arrest by the PDP.”