A supporter of President Goodluck Jonathan known as Mr Aye-Dee believes that the interview held by CNN’s Christine Amanpour with the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, was orchestrated by the opposition party in cahoot with the United States Department of state.
Mr Aye-Dee, a Twitter user, believes that Amanpour was acting at the behest of the APC, saying that the questions she directed at him were “softball questions” designed to push the narrative of the opposition party.
In essence, he implies that the veteran journalist is in league with Nigeria’s major opposition party and the US State Department.
Below is the assertion by Mr Aye-Dee;
“Fellow Nigerians, earlier this evening, CNN’s Christine Amanpour conducted an interview with Muhammadu Buhari on CNN.
Purpose of the interview was to negate Goodluck Jonathan’s narrative from his media chat by asking Buhari softball questions designed to push APC’s narrative.
I think it’s important for Nigerians to know that when it comes to foreign affairs, Amanpour’s reputation is that of a hired hand for Obama’s State Department.”
“Christiane Amanpour is married to former US Assistant Secretary of State James Rubin. He is currently a top adviser to Hillary Clinton (Hillary refused to designate Boko Haram a terrorist organization when she was Secretary of State). As a result of this Christiane Amanpour is the Obama administration’s Gal Friday when it comes to pushing State Department approve narratives on international media.”
“With what we’ve learnt recently about how AKPD, the organization run by David Axelrod, Obama’s chief strategist has been running APC’s campaign in Nigeria, it’s no surprise to see Christiane Amanpour interview Buhari on CNN. Answers by Buhari aside, during the interview, Amanpour effectively co-signed at least three major APC campaign narratives:
1) Corruption is at an all time high in Nigeria (Simply untrue, watch the GEJ interview to see why).
2) Buhari is running neck and neck against GEJ (also untrue).
3) Nigeria is losing the war against the Boko Haram insurgency (totally untrue)”
“I personally believe that when it comes to politics, it should strictly be Nigeria for Nigerians, and it’s shameful that AKPD’s influence peddling on behalf of the APC not only affects Obama’s foreign policy (reduction in oil purchases, refusal to sell arms, cancellation of military training agreements with Nigeria), but also the pushing of APC friendly (albeit false) narratives on international media.”