Segun Showunmi, spokesman of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation, has released an audio recording debunking the claim by Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, admitting the “impossibility” of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winning the presidential election.
In the audio recording published on his Twitter page on Tuesday, he referred to Keyamo as President Muhammadu Buhari’s “manipulative Janjaweed”.
According to www.britannica.com, “Janjaweed, also spelled Janjawid, is an Arab militia active in Sudan, particularly in the Darfur region. The militia’s name is thought by many to be derived from the Arabic jinnī (spirit) and jawad (horse), although its etymological origins are not completely clear.”
Bola Tinubu, the APC National Leader, as well as the party were not left out of his rant, as he ridiculed the APC presidential rally held in Ogun State on Monday, during which various objects were hurled at the APC leaders.
His words: “I have been inundated by calls from fans, lovers and associates of our campaign, wondering whether the thunder has struck and I’ve said what the manipulative Janjaweed of Muhammadu Buhari has been pushing about.
"That interview was an interview conducted on BBC, where I was reacting to the fact that it is no longer possible, that statistically, Buhari can no longer defeat us in an election. Obviously, it is their stock in trade to manipulate things, to do innuendos, to tell lies, and to be looking for a messiah when they had already killed the Lord Jesus Christ with their mouth.
“That said and that completed, they have elevated propaganda, telling lies and blackmail to state policies. Little wonder, nobody believes them now. How are the mighty fallen! The people, who four years ago, will move through the town, and even the trees and the leaves and everything around there will shout ‘Sai Baba’, suddenly have become the people that are pelleted with stones and ‘pure water’ in their own rally like what we saw in Ogun State; have become a people that cannot even be able to get a reasonable crowd in the land of their leader, the so-called Jagaban, who doesn’t know what he’s doing; that opens his mouth to say ‘jagbajantis’ about everybody but himself.
“It is this same tendency that has now allowed them to be doing cut-and-paste manipulation of edited words; that will not save them. I repeat: It is statistically impossible now for Muhammadu Buhari to beat Atiku.”
Noting that at the time he made the comment about two weeks ago, the APC had not conducted rallies in states such as Lagos and Ogun, he continued: “It is clear to me that by their estimation that I know cannot be faulted, it is even bigger now. For the numbers I thought they were going to get in Kano, I have now adjusted it significantly, because there is no evidence they can win anything. This is the 13th hour. All that is required and all that Nigerians expect is for Nigeria to see a peaceful, transparent, fair and credible election.”