I noticed this advert by the Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose causing a lot of ruckus online yesterday, but is it really different from the dirty campaigns we've seen so far from PDP, even going as far as forging a medical report indicating that Buhari has cancer?
Anyways, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign organisation led by the Director of Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has spoken out to say they did not endorse the advert. Fani Kayode said the views expressed in the publication were personal to Fayose, even as the message was on point as to the PDP's worry with Buhari's age. Read his statement below...
"Governor, Ayo Fayose is a distinguish leader of our party. A democratically elected governor and someone we have immense respect and affection for and he released this advert in his own name.
"That represents his own personal opinion which he is entitled to. That is what I can tell you on our part as the Presidential campaign organisation. It does not represent the opinion of the Presidential Campaign Organisation or indeed the President, it is his opinion which he is entitled to.
"I have spoken with him and we respect him but for any body to suggest that this is the position of the presidential campaign organisation or President Goodluck Jonathan, that will be most unfair. If we wanted to say something like that, we will say it without any kind of apology but of course, .. but of course we will never say that because we believe in the sanctity of life and age is not a function of how long you will live ..it is important that we recognize the fact that age is not an indication of how long somebody will live."