The decision of All Progressives Congress, APC presidential aspirant, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, (retd) to obtain a loan of N27.5m to buy the party’s expression of interest and nomination form for the 2015 presidential election has earned him knocks from Femi Falana, SAN.
Falana while speaking Thursday in Abeokuta, Ogun State at the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Paramount FM Chapel Press Week, said the decision by Buhari is indefensible.
He said, “It is indefensible for Buhari to have obtained a loan facility of N27.5m just to obtain a form of intent to contest in the presidential election in 2015 under the All Progressives Congress. Is he going to obtain another loan during his campaign, because in Nigeria, it costs billions of naira to run a presidential campaign?”
Falana, a guest lecturer at the event, spoke on the topic: ‘Current Security Challenges: Implication for 2015 Elections’. On the coverage of the 2015 election, the legal luminary advised journalists not to give undue advantage to any candidate, but should give all of them equal coverage, devoid of ethnic or religious colouration. The event, which also featured award presentation to deserving members of staff, was graced by the Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Prince Segun Adesegun, the state NUJ chairman, Wole Sokunbi, and the secretary, Soji Amosu, among others.