I have no apologies to CAN leaders; they are liars – Femi Adesina
Presidential spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, has said he has no apologies to leaders of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) over his response to their press statement in which they accused President Buhari of not doing enough to save the life of Rev Lawan Andimi, Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Michika Local Government, Adamawa State.
Andimi had been abducted by terrorists earlier this month and was murdered by his captors when no help came to redeem him.
Mr. Adesina replied the CAN leadership in a manner Nigerians said was disrespectful, haughty and insensitive.
However, appearing on Sunday Politics on Channels Television, Mr Adesina said he had no apologies to the CAN leadership for the manner he replied them. He called them liars, as he said, they lied against President Buhari by put forwarding wrong information about the state of security.
I have no apologies to CAN leaders. They lied against the President, They were uncouth and irreverent’” Adesina said. According to him, CAN lied that Buhari was colluding with the insurgents.
CAN, through its Director of Legal and Public Affairs, Evangelist Kwamkur Vondip, speaking for Rev Samson Ayokunle, President of the body wrote: “Maintenance of security is the least responsibility of any government that knows its worth. We are once again calling on President Buhari to purge himself of the allegations of nepotism and religious favoritism by reconstituting the leadership of the security forces.”
This did not go down well with Adesina who accused CAN of acting like an opposition party.
He insists that issues of insecurity were magnified above reality, adding that the situation has improved beyond what it was before Buhari assumed office.
He also knocked those who claim that corruption is on the rise, On the contrary, he says, corruption is no longer as rampant as it used to be.