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Halliburton Scandal: Fayose “Reaffirms Categorically” that First Lady, Aisha Buhari was Involved

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Fayose and Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari (L) and Governor Ayo Fayose (R)

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state has held on to his claim that first lady, Aisha Buhari‘s name was mentioned in the Halliburton Scandal.

The acting Public Affairs Officer, U.S Consulate General, Lagos, Frank Sellin had said that U.S “had no information to provide on the matter”

Fayose, through his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome said that Aisha’s name appeared “conspicuously” on the 22nd page of the judgment delivered by the court which convicted American Congressman, Williams Jefferson in 2009.

He said this in response to a letter from the President’s wife, through her counsel, Mary Ekpere & Co., dated June 22, 2016, demanding a retraction of the statement. She threatened legal action if the retraction was not made within five days.

“Our client has referred to us your letter dated 22nd June, 2016, on alleged defamation of the character of your client, Her Excellency, Aisha Buhari, the wife of Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, with firm instructions to reply to and reject same in its entirety.

Our client states and reaffirms categorically that the statement he made as regards the involvement of Aisha Buhari, the wife of President Buhari, in the Halliburton scandal, is correct and justified in law, having regards to a court judgment convicting one  William Jefferson for bribery in the Halliburton case.

Therein, the name of the President’s wife featured conspicuously. At page 22 of the said judgment delivered by the United State District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division, USA, in criminal case No 1: 07CR209, the said William Jefferson was sentenced at 9.00 am on November 13, 2009, by Mark D. Lytle. Your client, Aisha Buhari, was specifically mentioned in the judgment,” the letter read.

Credit: PUNCH

14 Comments

  1. observer

    July 14, 2016 at 8:30 am

    The Aisha Buhari who has refused to visit America must have soiled hands.

    • Damilola

      July 16, 2016 at 5:00 pm

      I have my issues with fayose but I give it to him he’s a fighter. No running away like a coward. There’s nothing more admirable about someone who is ready to face the strong opposition no matter what. I wish, he will present more evidence of Aisha Buhari involvement in the Haliburton’s scandal.

    • fayose a liar

      July 17, 2016 at 3:20 am

      Fayose your wife too. She is in helibutton scandal

      How dear you fayose speak and liar to wife of the president.

      Even the america has confirmed that she is not involved in it.
      I support the wife of the president
      Should filled a suit against
      Foyose a mental old fool

      even media house that speak about it are pdp cocounbine and agents

  2. alarmed

    July 14, 2016 at 8:33 am

    We BN commenters are willing to contribute money to fly Buhari’s wife to America

    • Mr. Egghead

      July 14, 2016 at 8:42 am

      I feel like we should set up a GoFundme account for that purpose? ?

    • Morolake

      July 14, 2016 at 9:41 am

      Why so evil you people???? Hahahahaaha @Gofundme account.

  3. Anonymous

    July 14, 2016 at 9:43 am

    You have to give it to this guy. It’s a breath of fresh air to have someone to criticize the government, so creepy how even on blogs no one wants to say anything about PMB’s many skeletons and misdeeds

    • Ene

      July 14, 2016 at 10:33 am

      His primary assignment should be good governance. I admire his guts but he is beginning to sound like a broken record.

  4. Beard gang

    July 14, 2016 at 11:08 am

    the animosity between these two is becoming exhausting. or do they have history? Lol
    i also heard Asiwaju can’t enter the U.S, how true?

    • Naijatalk

      July 14, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      Ah ah, I believe he attends his daughter’s graduation either last year or the year before.

    • Noname

      July 14, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      Pishure of Tinubu in Yankee. No pishure na big lie.

    • Dtruth

      July 14, 2016 at 1:21 pm

      @Beard gang….where do you lot get this beer parlor gists and info?? Asiwaju that was present as a delegate during Obama’s second term inauguration and at the Democratic Party’s National Convention or yall have short memory? The same PR firm that handled the Obama “Yes we Can” campaign is also the same firm consulted and behind Buhari’s ” Change” mantra…..Who u think made that arrangement and paid for the services????Smh Nigerians and mama put gists sef. mobile.twitter.com/jag_bros/status/590048670457921536

  5. nwa nna

    July 14, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    I’ll go a step further and write an invitation letter and all the necessary documents she can take to the US consulate for her visa interview! ??
    I may not agree with Fayose on a lot of matters but on this, I’m in agreement with the clown 1000%.

  6. Weezy

    July 14, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Where is his proof though? Didn’t Sahara Reporters report that it was another Aisha Buhari that was named in the scandal?

    If I were the first lady, I would sue Fayose for defamation. Take him to court and put the burden of proof on him to demonstrate before an independent judge that she did what he said. That is the only way to stop this nonsense. Madam Buhari needs to act, because people are wanting to believe she is corrupt.she can’t just be sitting there and not do anything about his allegations. If a US governor started accusibg Michelle Obama in the press that she was involved in Enron, you think she will only respond with a Twitter rant?

    Nigerians sha.

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