Fani-Kayode, Dino Melaye End Hostilities on Social Media After 72 Hours

Fani-Kayode, Dino Melaye End Hostilities on Social Media After 72 Hours

  • The hostility between Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister and Senator Dino Melaye has officially ended
  • Both men announced a ceasefire on their respective social media pages after engaging in verbal attacks for 72 hours
  • While the verbal attacks lasted, Nigerians took the duo to the cleaners mainly due to their integrity-challenged political lifestyle

FCT, Abuja - Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister and Senator Dino Melaye have called-off their social hostility after 72 hours of back and forth using abusive words on each other.

Fani-Kayode of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Melaye, a Kogi-born politician have been at each other's neck on social media.

Dino Melaye had announced his decision to end the social media fight two hours before Fani-Kayode. Photo credit: Nigerian Senate
Source: Facebook

The duo even took their 'beef' a notch higher by introducing 'diss videos' while the verbal attacks lasted.

Writing on his Twitter page, a seemingly exhausted Melaye wrote:

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“I will no longer dignify someone who is irrelevant and not in the political scheme of things. No more response to statements made under influence. I am 100% focused on APC and the colossal failure and calamity they brought upon us. We in the PDP through Atiku will rescue Nigeria.”

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Responding, Fani-Kayode wrote on his Facebook page:

“Out of respect to the leaders who intervened, unless and until the ceasefire is violated, I will not pay any more attention to the unlearned and uncultured.
“Instead I will focus on doing all I can for my party APC and our candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to secure a great victory and to heartily flog the plague and cancer that seek to take power and afflict our country that is known as PDP.

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“This will be done during the course of what will be an issues-based election campaign.”

Interestingly, while the duo engaged in verbal fisticuffs, Nigerians didn't take side, owing mainly to the antecedents of both politicians.

While Fani-Kayode is a former member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Melaye is a former chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Meanwhile, a member of the PDP National Working Committee in the southeast geopolitical zone, Chief Benjamin Udozor, has endorsed Peter Obi as the next leader of the country.

Udozor said:

“Obi is doing very well. I am PDP but I believe in him because he has an agenda for us.”

He also expressed optimism that with Obi as the next president, Nigeria would reach the next level.

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On his part, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, a former presidential aspirant of the APC has warned presidential candidates of the various political parties against further widening the existing gulf and divisions in the country in their race and ambition for 2023.

In a statement sent to on Sunday, August 28, Olawepo-Hashim explained that in the quest for power by the candidates, rather than addressing issues that are relevant to our nationhood, the actors have been inflaming the passion of tribal and religious bias among citizens.

According to him, the supporters of the candidates are also driving their campaigns and marketing of their candidates via intimidation, threat, disinformation and blackmail, without any word of caution from their principals.


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