- APC chieftain, Joe Igbokwe, has reacted angrily to the defection of Femi Fani-Kayode to the ruling party
- Igbokwe was not happy with President Buhari’s acceptance of the former aviation minister into the party after series of criticism of his administration
- He claimed the president has abandoned those who stood firm by him in the past and has not given them such a heroic reception
The Punch reports that Igboke on Friday, September 17, took to his Facebook page to express his displeasure through a post and also lamented the defection of the former minister of aviation.
According to him, it was unfortunate that Buhari could give Fani-Kayode a hero’s welcome while those who had stood with him for years were never invited or given recharge cards.
However, Igbokwe, whose social media posts have gone viral, noted that Fani-Kayode who was allegedly not coming to add value to the party was given a red carpet treatment while his (Igbokwe's) efforts go unappreciated, Vanguard also reported.
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“Despite all my push for the APC, Abuja has not given me a phone call talk-less of inviting me for a coffee with c in c but here is a political charlatan and prostitute being given a red carpet in the seat of power, Abuja.
“APC reward enemies. They pamper enemies. This life no balance at all (sic).
“Please I am ok where I am today but I know countless number of APC diehards who are 100 per cent better than FFK. Nobody has remembered them. Not even a recharge card, not even a bottle of coke, not even thank you.”
Fresh crisis looms as APC governor tackles Fani-Kayode over defection claims
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state accused Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, of lying after claiming he was not instrumental in the former's defection to the APC.
The former minister, on rejoining the APC on Thursday, September 16, claimed that he was instrumental in the defection of three Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors to the APC.
He listed Umahi of Ebonyi state; Ben Ayade of Cross River, and Bello Matawalle of Zamfara as the governors he helped facilitate their defection to the APC.
GEJ next, Nigerians react as Femi Fani-Kayode dumps PDP for APC ahead of 2023
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that barely six months after three Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors left for the All Progressives Congress (APC), another opposition member Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has joined the ruling party.
Fani-Kayode was presented by the chairman, Caretaker Committee of the APC and governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni to President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, September 16, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
As expected, the defection of one of the ardent critics of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is attracting diverse reactions from Nigerians on social media.