by Alexander O. Onukwue
According to Femi Fani-Kayode, the ruling All Progressives Congress, is “a cult of death”.
FFK, in a new epistle bearing all of the trademarks of a Fani-Kayode blasterclass – it begins with a physical shred of the Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, – and which is truly difficult to read without looking away from your device after every other word, the former Aviation Minister appears to have dug into the deepest parts of his literary toilet to sing a song of victory for the PDP and, in turn, cast the APC as putrefying.
Fani-Kayode’s piece, from the first few paragraphs, appears to have been motivated by the PDP’s Supreme Court victory. He accuses the APC of trying “to bury the PDP but by the grace and resurrection power of the Living God we have risen again”. It is an elaboration of the belief among many PDP members who had the impression that the Buhari administration would rather have a one party state in the country.
So that you will not have a ruined day, we’ve glanced through the article for you.
This was an article targeted at smearing the APC with all manner of fly-infesting tags and labels, within the environment of Nigerian Politics, but the author managed to drag China and India into it, describing the APC as smelling like “rotting Chinese fish and a Calcutta brothel”. Would that become a foreign policy problem someday should a future PDP Government come into Power? He definitely has not had any issues with calling out “the Brits” for seeking to meddle in Nigeria’s politics, alleging that part of the mission of former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, to Kaduna was to communicate a so-called plan to make the Kaduna Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, Osinbajo’s Vice President.
WORKING FROM THE GRAVE
FFK went for President Buhari, as usual, this time in much darker words that may not have to be repeated here. The notable thing is that he has neither sympathy nor hope that the President will return in good health.
As the voice of the Jonathan campaign in 2015, Fani-Kayode had to constantly fight the APC’s unrelenting accusation that the administration at that time did nothing to rescue the kidnapped Chibok Girls. The Buhari administration has so far facilitated the release of 103 of the girls, but FFK has never been amused. He brings the issue up in this writing, that Nigerians will know the real kidnappers of the girls in 2019. However, he does not say that they would all be returned to their parents before then.
With the PDP now revived, Fani-Kayode is looking forward to playing some kind of role in 2019. He did not explicitly reveal his intentions in his essay but the enumerated “They will” points are stated with the assurance of one who is sharpening his knives for a battle at the polls. News reports suggest he will be in the running to lead the Party to the Polls; he does seem to be readying himself to get into the ring with the APC towards that time.
It’s the FFK, people; he speaks, and many listen.