Former aviation minister and Director of Media and Publicity of the failed attempt to secure a second term for Goodluck Jonathan, Femi Fani-Kayode, has once again begun throwing unsubstantiated allegation about by saying the refusal of U.S. to sell arms to the Nigerian Army was because it was assisting Boko Haram militants.
According to the Daily Independent, the former minister also accused the U.S. government of being slow in tagging Boko Haram as a terrorist group till the group had caused soo much havoc in the land.
His words: “The U.S. government helped Boko Haram immensely by refusing to classify them as a terrorist organisation until 2014 and by refusing to sell us arms to fight them. Worst still, they imposed an international arms embargo on us (Nigeria) so that we could not buy arms from anyone else.
“Why did the U.S. not invoke the Leahy Act against Israel, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Turkey, Pakistan, Qatar, Somalia, Kenya, Yemen, Ukraine and Iraq for human rights violations? Why is it only Nigeria that they have refused to sell arms to and that they have imposed an international arms embargo on even though we are fighting a civil war against a relentless and evil enemy?
“U.S. Senator, Patrick Leahy, the convener of the Leahy Act, has called our Armed Forces “rapists and murderers”. He is nothing but scum- a typically confused, ignorant, petty-minded and racist yankee.”
Fani-Kayode however, accused Leahy of “only rehearsing what he heard from Liar Muhammed.” He said when APC wanted power, it threw caution into the winds, stressing, “now it has come to hurt the party.”