"Corruption Charges Against Me Are Politically Motivated" - FFK


Former Aviation Minister, Femi
Fani Kayode, has alleged that the
corruption allegation against
him is politically motivated.
The former spokesperson of the
Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is currently facing charges before a
Federal High Court sitting in
Lagos for allegedly laundering
N4.9 billion between January
and March 2015.
Speaking with Channels Television, the former PDP
spokesman expressed optimism
that he would be set free at the
end of the trial.
Fani-Kayode, however,
maintained that he had no regret working with the former
President, Goodluck Jonathan.
He said, “I have done absolutely
nothing wrong and neither have
any of my co-accused. I saw this
coming the day we lost the elections and it was announced
that the other side had won. We
all saw this coming.
“I refused to leave the country
just as I refused to leave the
country in 2008 when I was accused of things then. I have
absolutely no doubt that in the
end of this particular exercise I
will be declared innocent by the
court simply because it is very
obvious that this is a politically motivated allegation and all
others which may come later are
politically motivated.
“Why on earth would I regret
doing that? I am not the only
person that has faced charges since independence. Obasanjo
faced charges. He went to
On the funding of PDP’s 2015
election, Fani-Kayode dismissed
claim that he collected money from former National Security
Adviser, NSA, Col Sambo Dasuki
(rtd), stressing that the party’s
director of finance released
money from the party’s private
company. “You asked a direct question, did
I receive money from any
government agency for my
operations within the campaign?
The answer is no. Our Director of
Finance sent money out to the various directors, including me
from our own private company
account for us to run our
operations. I was given only
10% of what I needed to run a
campaign for three months and we utilized that money.”