National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has said that former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, left the party because there was no room for him. He also said the APC could not shield him from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which at a time was investigating him for alleged fraud.
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Media, Sunday Dare, Tinubu stated that Fani- Kayode’s attacks on the APC did not come as a surprise, because the party did not give him room for his ‘games’.
The statement read in part: “If Fani Kayode cannot recognise that Tinubu is a talent seeker, man of vision, one who creates opportunities for the best minds to thrive and serve the public, then he deserves our pity. Tinubu’s hand is writ large in the brand of good governance pervading the South West and other parts of Nigeria. Fani-Kayode tried before to be part of the party but left when he found out there was no room for his games. Because APC could not help to free him from EFCC and aviation alleged fraud, he ran away to the party that blocked the EFCC on his behalf.
“On record are Tinubu’s efforts and his contributions to rebuilding the nation and ensuring its democracy. They are his patriotic obligations. People like FFK will never understand this. Patriotism is not part of their personal constitution. Everything they do has a private beginning and personal end. They do nothing regarding the public purpose except lie about it. This latest episode shows that Fani-Kayode’s hallucinations are now uncontrollable.
“Again, unable to make headway against Buhari and Osinbajo, he now wants to run against Tinubu. This plot will not work. Tinubu is not scheming to become president through the back door. He, just like any qualified Nigerian, has the right to walk in through the front door if he so desires. But he is not on the ticket.”