As the campaign for the 2015 election hots up, the Director, Media and Publicity, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Presidential Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi-Fani Kayode, has called on the International Criminal Court at The Hague, to try the presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC), Gen. Mohammadu Buhari (rtd), for crimes against humanity.
Addressing newsmen in Umuahia, Kayode said “the issues raised centered on the role General Buhari allegedly played, during the very tragic events in the core north in the mid-60’s, just before the civil war, when no fewer than 100,000 innocent and defenceless Igbo civilians, mainly women and children, were killed within a period of three months by irate and well-armed local mobs, the Asaba massacre of adult Igbo males and the disappearance of N2.8 billion from the coffers of the government.
“Many have asked and wondered whether it is true that General Buhari was amongst those that covertly orchestrated and encouraged those killings and that he supported the slaughter of these innocent and helpless citizens.
“We consider this issue most relevant today because this same man, who some people have alleged was involved in this carnage and genocide, is desperate to become the next President of Nigeria”.
He recalled the allegations against General Buhari at the Oputa panel that he was in the division that took part in the massacre adding that, Buhari ordered those killings.