The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), South-West chapter, has attacked a former chieftain of the party, Femi Fani-Kayode, following his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Fani-Kayode’s defection, according to the South-West PDP, did not come as a surprise to the party as the former aviation minister had always flirted with the APC.
It described Fani-Kayode as a “snitch” and a “political beggar” whose “only source of income is political beginning”.
The minister had finally announced his defection to the APC on Thursday after months of speculations goaded by his frequent meetings with governors and chieftains of the ruling party.
But reacting through its spokesperson, Sanya Atofarati, the South West PDP thanked the APC for removing a “worthless entity” and “political liability” from its fold.
He said, “This was a man who openly accused President Buhari of corruption as Minister of Petroleum in 1977 and cursed himself to death in 2019 if he ever attempted to join the Buhari-led APC.
“Now, the question for Fani-Kayode is: what has changed? Have the unemployed Nigerians been employed under Buhari? Has Buhari now been able to curb the killing spree of Nigerian soldiers and kidnappings of innocent citizens by bandits and herders across the country?
“For some of us and especially the South-West PDP, we knew the featherweight politician would defect to the APC because we had always been aware of his insincerity and unholy alliance. We in South-West PDP are the most grateful because the snitch within has finally gone home to roast (sic). We predicted earlier that those sabotaging the progress of this country will be exposed; now, Nigerians have seen it and we are vindicated.
“FFK should not be taken seriously. Even when he was acting as a self-acclaimed PDP spokesman, many of us knew he wasn’t sincere. He was then PDP in the day and APC in the night. FFK lacks the integrity required to portray a liberator’s stature. He is a political beggar whose only source of income is in corporate begging.
“Over the years, FFK has remained a worthless entity within the party and especially in South-West. History has it that FFK has never won any election even in his polling unit for PDP other than scavenging for political relevance.”