Following the defection of Femi Fani Kayode, a staunch member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the All Progressive Congress, APC, a former sports minister Solomon Dalung had reportedly stated that admitting Femi Fani-Kayode into the All Progressives Congress is “insensitive”.
According to Dalung, Fani-Kayode is a “political hawker” and “liability”.
He reportedly disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday, while stating that he was ashamed that Buhari could share a table with someone who had called him a “criminal”.
Dalung stated that, “In the whole of my existence, I have not been ashamed of myself like yesterday (Thursday) when I watched Femi Fani Kayode standing by the President in the State House in Abuja. I have no problems with people’s political affiliations but I have issues with the manner the confidence and goodwill of Nigerians are being gambled with recklessly by clueless political elites.”
He added that, “Could recruitment of political liabilities in the face of raving insecurity that has claimed lives of many innocent Nigerians who voted for us be the priority now?
Dalung while lamenting that the main objective of APC has been sidelined, stated that, “This wasn’t our mission when we mobilised Nigerians to trust us with power in 2015. The fear of APC is the beginning of wisdom, once a corrupt politician joins APC his sins are forgiven, all corruption charges will be automatically dropped and compensations with juicy appointments will follow.”
He disclosed that, “Loyalty in the APC party is a capital offence, no wonder Femi Fani-Kayode insulted President Buhari and swore he will prefer to die than joining APC.”
He continued that, “He is now the latest political bride of the President whom he earlier called a “criminal”. If this is what our party can offer at this critical stage of our national history, then Nigeria has entered one chance.”