Femi Fani-Kayode, former spokesman for the PDP presidential campaign in 2015, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the killings by Boko Haram terrorists in northeastern Nigeria. Fani-Kayode stated this in a post to Facebook. He said: “500 people have been killed by Boko Haram in the last one month. 6 more were killed by the terrorists today when their church was blown up. We urge President Buhari to put a stop to these killings”. Fani-Kayode was one of the bitterest critics of the president in the build-up to the 2015 presidential election, which his candidate, Goodluck Jonathan, lost to Buhari. Fani-Kayode had in the past linked Buhari to Boko Haram. In his statement in January 2015, Fani-Kayode had suggested a tie between Buhari and the terrorists. “It is on public record that Buhari had announced to the whole world that it was unfair and unjust for the Boko Haram to be tackled (after it) had killed over 20,000 innocent Nigerians, mostly women and children, after burning their homes and destroying their communities,” Fani-Kayode had stated. In another statement on 26 February, Fani-Kayode attacked Buhari for not divulging his alleged connection with the group. Then, Fani-Kayode stated: “We wonder whether General Buhari told his foreign audience whilst he was in London how much he loves Boko Haram,” he said.
In another press release by Fani-Kayode on 8 March, he stated: “The truth is that they do not want those (Chibok) girls to be found and neither do they care about their welfare or their safety. We say this because this was a man, and a party that complained and protested at the fact that Boko Haram was proscribed by the Federal Government last year.