The Peoples Democratic Celebration within the South-West on Friday criticized a former Minister for Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, over his declaration that he had wrongly the President, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari previously.
The South-West PDP, by means of its Publicity Secretary, Chief Sanya Atofarati, stated nothing had modified about Buhari because the socio-political and financial conditions within the nation have been getting worse by the day below his watch.
It, due to this fact, challenged Fani-Kayode to return out clear, describing him as a “political-legal responsibility” “unstable as the wind” and a “political beggar.”
The controversial ex-minister had formally defected from the PDP to the APC on Thursday and was offered to Buhari on the Presidential Villa by the APC caretaker chairman, Mai Mala Buni.
However, Atofarati, who spoke in an announcement titled, ‘‘FFK: South-West PDP hails APC for inheriting legal responsibility.’’ in response to the defection, stated, “This was a person who brazenly accused President Buhari of corruption allegation as Minister of Petroleum in 1977 and cursed himself to demise in 2019 if he ever tried to hitch the Buhari-led APC.
“Now, the query for Fani-Kayode is: what has modified? Have the unemployed Nigerians been employed below Buhari? Has Buhari now been in a position to curb the killing spree of Nigerian troopers and kidnappings of harmless residents by bandits and herders throughout the nation?
“For a few of us and particularly the South-West PDP, we knew the featherweight politician would defect to the APC as a result of we had at all times be conscious of his insincerity and unholy alliance. We in South-West PDP are probably the most grateful as a result of the snitch inside has lastly gone dwelling to roast (sic). We predicted earlier that these sabotaging the progress of this nation will probably be uncovered; now, Nigerians have seen it and we’re vindicated.
“FFK shouldn’t be taken critically. Even when he was appearing as a self-acclaimed PDP spokesman, many people knew he wasn’t honest. He was then PDP within the day and APC within the nighttime. FFK lacks the integrity required to paint a liberator’s stature. He’s a political beggar whose sole supply of earnings is in the company begging.
“Over time, FFK has remained a nugatory entity inside the social gathering and particularly in South-West. Historical past has it that FFK has by no means gained any election even in his polling unit for PDP aside from scavenging for political relevance.”
Fani-Kayode performed no function in my defection to APC – Umahi
Equally, the Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has stated Fani-Kayode, performed no function in his defection to the APC in November 2020.
The governor, who made this recognized on Friday when spoke on Channels Tv’s Dawn Day by day breakfast program, described as an insult the declare by Fani-Kayode that he was instrumental in his defection final year.
The controversial ex-minister made the assertion whereas chatting with journalists after he was offered to the Buhari.
However talking on tv on Friday morning, Umahi stated Fani-Kayode should withdraw his assertion, including that the ex-minister was “by no means” a part of the discussions that led to his defection.
The governor stated, “He (Fani-Kayode) must withdraw that assertion. He’s my good good friend however it was an insult to my particular person and the opposite governors. The person didn’t know after I moved however, by the way, he visited me and we mentioned and he stated he was coming to hitch me with different governors to declare.
“How would someone in PDP be instrumental to my transferring, a complete governor of a state, not even a small governor – a skilled governor. So, he has to withdraw the assertion; he was by no means a part of any dialogue of my motion. I moved the South-East to the center of administration; I moved to shut the hole between the center and South-East which our forefathers, like Nnamdi Azikiwe, fought for. He stays my good friend however he performed no function in my motion and I’m positive he didn’t play any function within the motion of others.”
Additionally reacting, the Enugu State Authorities described the potential of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi becoming a member of Fani-Kayode within the APC as a distraction.
The State Commissioner for Info, Mr. Chidi Aroh, stated, “You need to inform Fani-Kayode to elucidate extra about what he stated as a result of my governor is the chairman of the PDP zoning committee doing his work in that committee and he’s additionally offering dividends of democracy to the folks of Enugu.”
Nonetheless, opposition to the admittance of Fani-Kayode into the APC has continued to mount.
Particular Adviser to the President on Political Issues, Babafemi Ojodu, wrote “That is the saddest day of my political profession,” on his Fb web page to explain his disappointment with the choice to confess the previous minister into the social gathering.
Additionally, a former Lagos State APC Publicity Secretary, Joe Igbokwe, who prior to now, was Fani-Kayode’s sparring associate throughout the 2019 basic elections, additionally expressed his anger in a Fb publish.
He wrote: “Regardless of all my push for the APC, Abuja has not given me a telephone name to not speak of inviting me for an espresso with the C-in-C however here’s a political charlatan and prostitute being given a purple carpet within the seat of energy, Abuja. APC rewards enemies. They pamper enemies. This life has no stability in any respect.
Please, I’m okay with the place I’m right now however I do know a numerous variety of APC diehards who’re 100 percent higher than FFK. No person has remembered them. Not even a recharge card, not even a bottle of coke, not even thanks.”