- A former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has accused Labour Party supporters of denigrating Bola Tinubu
- Fani-Kayode, an APC chieftain, says the party's presidential candidate has been a victim of consistent verbal attacks
- The Osun-born politician also accused a section of the Nigerian media of constantly ridiculing Tinubu
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Facebook - A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Thursday, December 8, said he would no longer keep his peace over continued attacks on Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
“With disgust and consternation, I watched one of the leaders of Peter Obi’s PCC insulting and attempting to mimic Asiwaju’s speech on Channels TV the other day and suggesting that he had mental health challenges.
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“A few days earlier, I heard another Obi spokesman on yet another Channels Television programme referring to him as “Nebuchadnezzar,” “a monkey”, and “Satan”.
“The thing that appalled me the most was that in both interviews, the moderators allowed him to keep making the point and mocking our candidate.
“They all appeared to be enjoying themselves and having a good laugh. This has become the norm on virtually all the television stations in Nigeria today, where insulting and denigrating Asiwaju has been turned into a public bloodsport and favourite pastime.
“In this respect, the prize goes to Arise Television, who can barely disguise their utter disdain and hatred for our candidate.
“Like Obi’s men, the PDP, their spokesmen and their leaders are also guilty of this attempt to slur and say some of the most outrageous things about our candidate and his health on national television as well.”
Writing specifically on Obi, Fani-Kayode said:
“After we come to power we will deport their leader to Malaysia where he has many questions to answer and we will ensure that his running mate faces criminal charges for his hate speech against members of the LGBQ community.”
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Obi, who stated this at the Jolly Nyame Stadium in Jalingo on Wednesday, December 7, in continuation of his nationwide campaign, promised to change the fortunes of the state and Nigeria in general if given the mandate to rule the country come 2023.
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Meanwhile, Chief Ray Morphy, a chieftain of the APC from Cross River state, has left the party ahead of the 2023 general elections, saying the country deserves more than the comedy of gaffes APC is trying to sell to Nigerians.
Rejecting Tinubu, Chief Morphy, a former special adviser to the former APC national chairman, Chief John Oyegun, said he had made intellectual, material and financial contributions, all in a bid to help secure better governance but to no avail.
Morphy, a leader in the party's presidential campaign council in 2019, was also a pioneer member of The Buhari Organisation.
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On his part, a spokesperson for the PDP presidential campaign council, Senator Dino Melaye, has claimed that everything surrounding Tinubu is controversial.
Melaye stated that this is contrary to the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, whose public profile is clean and in the public domain.
Speaking on Channels Television Politics Today on Thursday, December 1, Melaye claimed that the PDP presidential flag bearer has a verifiable historical background, unlike Tinubu.