Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari on Wednesday demanded a full
retraction of a widely-circulated material distributed by Ekiti State
governor, Ayo Fayose, in which he claimed to have uncovered how Mrs.
Buhari was allegedly mentioned as having transferred funds to a
convicted former U.S. lawmaker, Williams Jefferson.
In a warning
letter dispatched through her legal representatives, Mrs. Buhari said
Mr. Fayose’s action was directly responsible for the publication of the
“very wild and unfounded” allegations in the media.
A copy of the letter, sent to Mr. Fayose via courier on Wednesday, was exclusively made available to PREMIUM TIMES.
the letter, titled: “Demand for unqualified retraction of the false
statement published by you in various media on the 20th of June, 2016,
and subsequent dates regarding our client, Her Excellency, Mrs. Aisha
Buhari the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR,” the president’s
wife gave Mr. Fayose five working days to retract the statement or face
“Our client has referred to us statement made by you
and published on the 20th of June, 2016 (and other subsequent days)
concerning and pertaining to her person for necessary action.
said statement which was caused by you and your agents to be widely
circulated and published in various media platforms: print, electronic
and online such as PREMIUM TIMES www.premiumtimesng.com on 20th of June, 2016, contains very wild, unfounded and false allegations and imputations against the person of our client.
in the said statement credited to you and signed by your Chief Press
Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, you, inter alia, false stated as follows:
the president cannot claim to be an angel. The estate he built in Abuja
is known to us. His wife was indicted over the Halliburton Scandal
(sic). When that American, Jeferson, was being sentenced, the
President’s wife was mentioned as having wired $170,000 to Jefferson.
Her name was on page 25 of the sentencing of Jefferson. We can serialise
the judgement for people to see and read,” Ismaila Alasa and Mary
Ekpene, who signed the letter on behalf of the law firm, said.
notice that unless you and your agents meet our humble demands within 5
(five) working days of the receipt of this letter, we shall take all
necessary steps within the contemplation of the law to seek redress for
Aisha Buhari To Drag Fayose To Court If He Fails To Retract His Statements