Abuja, Nigeria, 13 March 2015: The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) has challenged the ethical justification of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation on an unauthorized use of footage of a Nigerian athlete, Blessing Okagbare, as endorsing President Goodluck Jonathan, describing both the president and the PDP as chronic lairs.
The APCPCO, in a statement signed by its Director of Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu on Friday, noted that it was a shameful act that the PDP will steal the intellectual property of a Nigerian in its blind ambition of selling dummies to Nigerians about the popularity ratings of President Jonathan.
The statement pointed out that, “This particular incident will be the umpteenth time that this administration will lie to Nigerians about the president.
“Up till now, the government hasn’t come clean about what transpired in a diplomatic row the country currently has with Morocco over a purported telephone conversation. This government has also been consistent in its lies about the achievements of the Goodluck Jonathan administration.
“From the arrest of the Ebola disease to other phoney claims of improvements in the living standard of Nigerians, the Goodluck Jonathan government has stood firm in rigmarole of falsehood in a futile attempt to project President Jonathan as what he is not.
“This president has failed Nigerians woefully; and that is why every of its lines of falsehood come out in bold reliefs before Nigerians.
“But to imagine that the government will commit such a shameful act as stealing from the intellectual property of a hardworking Nigerian athlete is most unimaginable,” the APCPCO stated.
The reigning African and Commonwealth tracks title holder, Okagbare is currently in a tango with a pro-Jonathan group, GoodHouse Nigeria over unauthorized usage of her footage in an advertorial endorsing President Jonathan for re-election.
Brigadier Kaliel, one of Nigeria’s finest officers – Buhari
The presidential candidate of APC, General Muhammadu Buhari, has said the death of pioneer Governor of Bauchi when it was created in 1976, Brigadier Mohammed Bello Kaliel, has robbed Nigeria of one of its finest and best military officers the country has ever produced.
In a condolence letter to the Government of Kebbi State on the death of Brigadier Kaliel, General Buhari said he knew the deceased very closely and that he came across as a loyal, patriotic and dedicated officer.
He said the late Kaliel, who was Commander of the Brigade of Guards to former President Shehu Shagari, was a remarkably disciplined officer, who had demonstrated all the virtues of an officer and a gentleman.
General Buhari said he was proud to be associated with a disciplined military officer like the late Brigadier Bello Kaliel, whose contributions to Nigeria’s development he said, could not be forgotten.
The APC presidential candidate noted that Brigadier Kaliel’s gentle nature, patience and calm disposition was remarkable enough to disarm even the most hardened critic.
General Buhari prayed to Allah to forgive Brigadier Kaliel’s shortcomings and reward his good deeds with Al-Janna (Paradise). He also extended his condolences to the government and people of Kebbi State as well as the family of the deceased.
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