Nigerian populace basked in the ambiance of appall when the Director of Media and Publicity of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation scolded the ex Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu who he accused of having a chronic mouth odour.
In a statement released on Sunday, March 1, Femi Fani-Kayode denied the reports making the rounds of him having a bad breath but rather revealed that it’s Bola Tinubu that slurs when he speaks.
Speaking extensively, he said: “It is not Femi Fani-Kayode but Bola Tinubu that has to take 20 pills before he can speak”.
“It is not Femi Fani-Kayode but Bola Tinubu that his hands shakes when he tries to eat and lifts a fork and knife. it is not me, It is not Femi Fani-Kayode that his breath is so bad, it is so bad enough to knock off the beard. It is not Femi Fani-Kayode. So, if anybody is to talk about ill health. They should talk about themselves and not about me.
“My name is Femi Fani-Kayode, and nobody can Kill me before my time. Nobody can cut me short and I habour no fear of violence and I do not take threats lightly. Neither do I fear for my life.
“Because I have never shed blood and I do not believe in violence, the angel of the Lord will strike that person dead before they point a gun at me in Jesus Name.”
In a reprisal verbal attack, the Special Adviser, Media, Sunday Dare, in a statement signed by Tinubu, disclosed that Fani- Kayode’s attacks on the him and APC did not come as a surprise, because the party did not give him room for his ‘games’.
The statement read: “Fani-Kayode is not as smart as he thinks. If you read between the lines of his hysteria you see another extreme sentiment: that of surging desperation.
“His statement indicates that even he now realizes that his pay master has lost to Buhari/Osinbajo. The game is over. The whistle has blown. What the fantasy man seeks to do is change the game. He seeks to run against Tinubu in hopes the outcome will be better. Fani now grasps at straw in the night wind.”
“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.”