“There is an ugly duckling that washes toilets in the Villa called Loretta who is running her mouth. Truth is I don’t respond to hired help especially when they look like a used tampon. For me to respond to such an ugly, lousy and shallow creature she would first need to get a facelift and then a big promotion. Let the walking corpse that she works for wake up and speak for itself. Then I will respond.” -Femi Fani-Kayode to Lauretta Onochie, Personal Assistant to President Buhari on social media.
Oluwafemi Fani-Kayode. 56. Former Minister of Aviation. Husband. Father to six children. A pathetic excuse for a human being. A disgrace to one and to all.
We did not think that this day would come so soon. A day when we would come close to taking sides with Lauretta Onochie, President Buhari’s media aide whose job we still insist should be snatched from her with immediate effect. But before someone at the presidency decides to take our advice though, we’d like to thank Lauretta for attempting to set the almighty nutjob, Femi Fani-Kayode straight.
To begin with, FFK has crossed the line. Before now, he’d go on his habitual Twitter rants and call everyone names. Names that perfectly fit his own personae but a mad man is hardly aware of his own condition, is he? So he’s wired to think everyone else is the crazy one. We’d grown used to ignoring @realFFK but this time, he crossed the line. He insulted our dearly beloved and highly respectable Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. No! You don’t mess with that man. At least, not like this.
This was FFK’s interpretation of Osinbajo’s comments on his relationship with President Buhari, “He treats me like a son and a brother.” It was a harmless, genuine show of love for his boss and why should this be anybody’s headache? And if anyone, why should this be FFK’s headache? Someone definitely needed to publicly lash FFK for his bad manners. Maybe not Lauretta Onochie but someone needed to send him howling back to hell. If the woman understood the gravity of holding a position in the presidency, she would have steered clear.
Because even Lauretta is undeserving of our sympathy, we won’t push too hard in defending her. Femi Fani-Kayode is the problem. For having the audacity to denigrate the person of a woman by calling her “an ugly duckling and used tampon”, we know now that he belongs to the class of men that the world does not need right now. The type that should be put up for exorcism. The type we should raise our collective voices against. Just as we say no to all the vices that are ripping our society apart, let’s not forget to kick against the existence of the
man, Femi Fani-Kayode.