The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council spokesman, Femi Fani-Kayode, has been summoned by the Department of State Services (DSS) due to allegations of a planned coup prior to the election in February.
Fani-Kayode acknowledged the invitation in a statement on Monday and affirmed that he would be present at the DSS this morning as requested.
The statement reads partly, “3 days ago, on the day that I tweeted about newspaper reports alleging that Atiku was secretly meeting with Army Generals, I got a text message from someone who claimed to be DSS asking me to report to them on a matter of national security.
“I dismissed the invitation because it was vague and I was not sure whether it really came from the DSS. In any case I had no intention of going anywhere unless I was formally invited. To my surprise I received a formal letter from them to report to their office without fail 2 days later, which was yesterday evening.
“I put a call through to them & was advised to take the matter very seriously & report to them on the stipulated day and time otherwise the worse may happen.
“Unlike cowards like Emefiele, Atiku and their strange bedfellows, I do not fear my own shadow and neither do I shiver and shake when I am invited by the security agencies. I always honour their invitations when properly invited because that is the right and proper thing to do.
“This is all the more so when it touches and concerns matters of national security which I take very seriously & when it involves agencies like the DSS who are professional and thorough in their methods and approach.
“I have nothing to hide and consequently I will present myself before the DSS this morning as I have been asked to do.
“I maintain my utter contempt for Atiku & the vermin that are around him & no matter what happens to me today or at any other time, know that as long as there is life in me I will oppose the darkness & evil that they represent”.
It should be noted that Femi Fani-Kayode, previously serving as the Minister of Aviation, had accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate and high-ranking military officials of holding a covert meeting. He suggested that the meeting might be connected to a plot for a coup d’etat with the intention of establishing an unconstitutional regime in the country.
The Defence Headquarters, however, rebuffed these claims and stated that they have no plans to disrupt the general elections. They emphasized the commitment of the armed forces to the constitution and the authority of civilian government.