Aisha Buhari warns Ekiti state governor over accusations he dropped against her – The president’s wife gave Fayose five-day ultimatum to drop his allegations or face legal action – Mrs. Buhari described Fayose’s allegations as “very wild and unfounded”

President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha Buhari, has written a warning letter to the Ekiti state Governor Ayo Fayose, demanding a full withdrawal of his accusations. Fayose recently said that President Buhari is not an angel and accused his wife of involvement into the Halliburton scandal. A letter that was distributed be Mrs. Buhari’s legal representatives. She said Ekiti state governor was directly responsible for the publication of the “very wild and unfounded” accusations in the media.

Premium Times exclusively obtained a copy of letter, sent to Fayose through courier on June 22. In the letter, titled: “Demand for unqualified retraction of the false statement published by you in various media on the 20th of June, 2016, and subsequent dates regarding our client, Her Excellency, Mrs. Aisha Buhari the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR,” Buhari’s wife gave Ekiti governor five working days to withdraw the statement or face legal action. It reads: “Our client has referred to us statement made by you and published on the 20th of June, 2016 (and other subsequent days) concerning and pertaining to her person for necessary action.

“The said statement which was caused by you and your agents to be widely circulated and published in various media platforms: print, electronic and online such as PREMIUM TIMES on 20th of June, 2016, contains very wild, unfounded and false allegations and imputations against the person of our client.  “Specifically, in the said statement credited to you and signed by your Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, you, inter alia, false stated as follows:  “Even the president cannot claim to be an angel. The estate he built in Abuja is known to us. His wife was indicted over the Halliburton Scandal (sic). When that American, Jeferson, was being sentenced, the President’s wife was mentioned as having wired $170,000 to Jefferson. Her name was on page 25 of the sentencing of Jefferson. We can serialise the judgement for people to see and read,” Ismaila Alasa and Mary Ekpene, who signed the letter on behalf of the law firm, said.

“Take notice that unless you and your agents meet our humble demands within 5 (five) working days of the receipt of this letter, we shall take all necessary steps within the contemplation of the law to seek redress for our client.”

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has on June 20 frozen bank accounts of the Ekiti state governor. Fayose reacting to the development spread a statement which contained excerpts of court documents sourced from the United States Department of Justice Website. He stated that the president’s wife was an accomplice in the bribery scandal that landed Jefferson in jail. In 2009, Jefferson was found guilty of 11 counts of corruption and was sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment. Later a tweet was sent from Aisha’s confirmed Twitter account on Tuesday evening looked like a response to Fayose’s accusations: “Enough is enough Fayose. A mad dog that isn’t chained. I refuse to keep quiet.” However, it was subsequently deleted and the Nigerian government has not made any comment on the development.
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