- A member of Fani-Kayode's media team has been suspended
- Fani-Kayode said the staff used his Twitter handle to denigrate former NSA Dasuki
- The former minister described Dasuki as a loyal ally to the ex-president Goodluck Jonathan
Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, has suspended one of his staff for using his Twitter handle to insult and call the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki, a traitor who betrayed former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.
Legit.ng reports that Fani-Kayode, in a thread of tweets on Monday, April 19, said a member of his social media team tweeted an allegation about those that betrayed Goodluck Jonathan during the 2015 election with his handle.
He said Dasuki was loyal to Jonathan throughout his four years tenure as the NSA, adding that the erring staff has been relieved of his job.
“Col. Sambo Dasuki was one of the names mentioned. This was done without my authorisation and in error. Col. Dasuki was a faithful loyal member of the Jonathan admin. and for the 4 years that he was in detention, I spoke up for him more than anyone else.
“It was unfortunate and unacceptable for his name to be on that list and I have not only queried the individual that tweeted it but also suspended him from my employment.
“Apart from the fact that Col. Sambo Dasuki remains a dear friend & brother, the Dasukis & the Fani-Kayode’s have a long-standing relationship which predates this generation. For example Col. Dasuki’s father,the late Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki, was very close to mine."
The former minister insisted that Dasuki was not a traitor, saying that the ex-NSA never worked against the Jonathan election bid in 2015.
“He served former president Jonathan as NSA diligently, faithfully and loyally. I regret any embarrassment that this error may have caused him or his loved ones. The offending tweet has been removed."
It was reported the ex-minister gave the advice in a thread of tweets on his verified Twitter handle, @realFFK on Tuesday, April 6.
Fani-Kayode said the struggle in Nigerian politics now is no longer between two major parties - the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).