Mrs. Aisha Buhari, the wife of the President has demanded an apology from the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose over the material he circulated which alleged that she transferred money to a former U.S. congressman, William Jefferson in the Halliburton bribery scandal.
Mrs. Aisha Buhari in the letter dispatched through her legal representatives described the allegations as “very wild and unfounded”.
A copy of the letter sent to the Ekiti State Governor through courier made available to PREMIUM TIMES reads in part:
“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,”
The letter continued: “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 www.premiumtimesng.com 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.”
However, the Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina is yet to confirm or deny if the egal counsel, Mary Ekpere & Co. is indeed the solicitors to Mr. Buhari.