Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari spent nothing less than N5 billion to execute his Chatham House appearance in London, the PDP Campaign media director, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has alleged.
According to him, APC spent about N5billion on numerous foreign consultants, air tickets for the huge delegation, governor’s contingent, hotel bills, the purchase and renting of vehicles and other logistics.
He added that Buhari’s speech at the event was stage-managed because the audience were carefully picked to suit APC’s plans as well as the questions asked at the speaking engagement.
“The questions that were asked were given to him two days before the event and the answers were prepared for him and given to him to rehearse.
“The programme lasted for only 55 minutes and only five questions, which were all planted, were asked. The people in the Hall were sponsored,” Fani-Kayode said.
He also said that 1,500 persons applied to attend the function but only 200 were allowed, in while the audience was carefully selected. He said the party mobilised many students from the Republic of Ireland, who were all on scholarship courtesy of the Rivers State Government, to embark on a pro-Buhari rally outside the Chatham House.
According to him, the students were threatened that their scholarships would be withdrawn if they refused to participate in the rally.
He added: “This was the show of shame that Gen. Buhari has got himself involved in. Sadly Chatham House offered its prestigious platform to sell a bad product to the world.
“The APC leaders begged for the speaking engagement and we are reliably informed that they paid for it”.