Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has given Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, five days to retract his allegation that she allegedly transferred funds to a convicted former U.S. lawmaker, Williams Jefferson.
Following the freezing of his account by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Fayose in an attempt to lash back at the Executive, claimed that the President’s wife was involved in the much publicised Halliburton bribery scandal which saw Jefferson convicted.
Subsequently, Aisha Buhari reacted angrily on her Twitter handle – where she described Fayose as “an unchained mad dog”.
The Wife of the President has now issued a warning letter dispatched through her legal representatives, Mary Ekpere & Co., Premium Times reports.
The letter was titled: “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.”
In the letter signed by Ismaila Alasa and Mary Ekpere, on behalf of the law firm, Aisha Buhari gave Fayose five working days to retract the statement or face legal action.
“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, falsely 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.”
“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.”