Former Minister of Aviation and Director of Media and Publicity of the Presidential Campaign Organisation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, has disagreed with critics who have declared President Goodluck Jonathan as insensitive to corruption by his appointment into the president’s campaign team while he is still standing trial for money laundering.
Lagos-based lawyer and human right activist, Mr. Festus Keyamo, had on Sunday said President Jonathan was not capable of fighting corruption and that the appointment of Fani-Kayode as the Director of Media and Publicity of his Presidential Campaign Organisation was a validation of his claim.
Keyamo is the one prosecuting a case for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Fani-Kayode.
But Fani-Kayode, in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Sufuyan Ojeifo, said since he had not been convicted of any crime, it was wrong to castigate the president for enlisting him in the campaign team.
“This is an era in which only those that have committed any crimes or indulged in any wrongdoing have everything to fear. If Keyamo feels that Fani-Kayode has done anything wrong, he should provide the necessary evidence and prove it in a court of law rather than spend his time mouthing off on the pages of newspapers.
“This prosecutor, who obviously cannot make a distinction between persecution and prosecution, must have read his law upside down because the constitution clearly states that every Nigerian is deemed innocent unless and until proven guilty by a court of law.
“The most pervasive and brazen act of corruption is for a so-called prosecutor to file false and bogus charges and attempt to destroy the life of an innocent man for no just cause, which is what Keyamo has been trying to do to Fani-Kayode and his family for the last seven years.
“Keyamo is a man that is motivated by nothing but malice, pettiness, showmanship and vengeance and when the case is over, we will let the world know the truth,” he claimed.