‘While Obi Was Selling Tomato Ketchup, Tinubu Already Paid His Dues’, Fani-Kayode Blasts Obidients
- Femi Fani-Kayode has issued a strong statement against those who are campaigning for Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi
- The former aviation minister described as unserious Obi's supporters and loyalists while declaring support for Bola Tinubu's candidacy, a few months before the 2023 election
- Fani Kayode maintained that while Obi was a trader, Tinubu has already paid his dues, noting the comparison of Obi to Tinubu is insulting
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Former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has made a revelation concerning Bola Tinubu's past.
Fani-Kayode noted that while the Labour Party’s Presidential candidate, Peter Obi was still a trader selling tomato ketchup and Bournvita in 1999, Bola Tinubu had already paid his dues,
The APC chieftain added that Tinubu made his mark and was already running for the Governorship of Lagos state, Vanguard reported.
Fani-Kayode blasts Obi's supporters
Fani-Kayode, who made this statement in his article, “The Obidients, the Jagaban and the Icarus Syndrome,” said those who are comparing Obi with Tinubu are not serious.
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He stated thus:
“What I find the most irritating and objectionable about the Obidients is not their unadulterated aggression and abusive tendencies but rather their insistence on comparing their leader Peter Obi to Tinubu.
“I consider this to be deeply insulting. It is like comparing Don Perignon to ogogoro. It is like comparing Cristal champagne to what the people of the Niger Delta call ‘sepe’.
“From 1990 up until today Tinubu has been an active and key player in the political firmament of Nigeria and he has always fought against injustice and tyranny.
“Whilst Obi was still a trader selling tomatoe ketchup and Bournvita in 1999 Bola Ahmed Tinubu had already paid his dues, made his mark and was already running for the Governorship of Lagos state.
“It is a shameful and shameless comparison. It is a tactless, tasteless and nauseating joke. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing! It is an exercise in futility and a pointless and profit less endeavour. Permit me to end this contribution with the following assertions."
Nigerians in their usual way reacted to the assertion made by Femi Fani-Kayode on the Facebook page of Legit.ng.
Daniel Ugwuozor said
"I concur with you that Tinubu has paid his dues before 1999 and should be retired from active politics.
"He is now an elder states man and should be enjoying his political pensions."
Ferdinand Anake maintained that
"I strongly believe that FFK needs psychiatric attention."
Queen Angela urged
"When Agbado was a drug dealer, Peter obi was the chairman of fidelity bank. Go and verify."
Enejere Mc Paul also noted that
"When tinubu was a drug dealer obi was chairman of fidelity bank. Next company etc."
Okwori Mary Amicable stated
"Dino Don mute him, na Obi him wan face now. True true wetin Dino talk na true oo. You de give yourself job to be recognise."
Emem Jimmy urged
"And it is time for the grandpa to retire to chop his loots, his time is past. It's Obi's turn to bring Nigeria into fulfilment."
Emoruwa Olabode-Promise queried
"Must FFK attack Obi if he want to campaign for Tinubu? I think that's childish. We ought to have grow beyond propaganda in politics. Political campaign should be issue based."
Fani-Kayode, Dino Melaye end hostilities on social media after 72 hours
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.
The duo even took their 'beef' a notch higher by introducing 'diss videos' while the verbal attacks lasted.
Peter Obi: PDP NWC member endorses Labour Party presidential candidate
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.
“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.