Nigerians have expressed disgust and mocked Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, after it emerged that he had returned to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Fani-Kayode had on Thursday visited the Presidential Villa, Abuja, alongside Mai Bala Buni, Governor of Yobe State and APC Caretaker Chairman; and Bello Matawalle, Governor of Zamfara State, where he was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The development elicited varied reactions from Nigerians, who took to social media to express their views.
Majority of Nigerians who commented on various social media platforms blasted Fani-Kayode for returning to the APC, despite vowing not to make such a decision.
Leading the commentary on the reactions is Babafemi Ojudu, the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, who described Thursday as the saddest in his political career following the announcement of Fani-Kayode’s defection.
“This is the saddest day of my political career,” Ojudu posted on Facebook.
The presidential aide then shared a previous vow by the former minister that he would never join APC, adding “I prefer to die than join APC”.
Other Nigerians have also taken to Twitter to react to the development, lambasting Fani-Kayode for joining a party he vociferously abused and targetted.
See their reactions below:
Femi Fani Kayode is simply another common Nigerian Politician, they don't have any standard or Principle, they don't represent anything apart from their stomach.
— Adenekan Mayowa (@Mayorspeaks) September 17, 2021
The same Femi Fani-Kayode that said 'he would rather die than joining the APC' years back. https://t.co/q2Kbziir3u
— Olumide | Olu~Ilu© (@Olumide_Nimonje) September 17, 2021
Obasanjo said “Give Femi Fani-Kayode food, he will eat and sing for you”, that’s why Buhari invited him to his son’s wedding 2 weeks ago just to eat. Now he’s singing. Iyalaya 🙌
— Lola Okunrin (@lollypeezle) September 17, 2021
It is people that don't understand Femi Fani-Kayode that are angry and jealous of the bold steps he took on behalf of "Nigerians" and his stomach.
Once again, he has proven Obasanjo right, he has the food now, he'll soon begin to "dance" with his mouth.
Ride on shamelessly sir! pic.twitter.com/MQuxkavnXd
— Alex Oluwatobi (@alexlobaloba) September 17, 2021
Femi Fani-Kayode is truly shameless. pic.twitter.com/EGM4RO032o
— OnlineDoc🇨🇦🇳🇬 (@Dr_Sollo) September 17, 2021
Femi Fani-kayode works hard for his money.
he might not just be into the kind of hustle you would expect of his hypocritic being. pic.twitter.com/NShgz8D9Fw
— Ehi' Ugbodaga (Ph.D) (@EhiUgbodaga) September 17, 2021
Hunger finally humble Femi Fani-Kayode.
Pikins go shop. 😑
— Ayemojubar (@ayemojubar) September 16, 2021
I Would Rather Die Than Join APC – Fani-Kayode
— CBN Gov Akinsola Ak🇳🇬 (@cbngov_akin1) September 16, 2021
Femi Fani-kayode defection to APC proves what I always believed. There are only two political parties in Nigeria, "The Elite & The Masses." The Elite play the game, the masses are just the pawn in their game. Fight for a politician at your own peril. oloriburuku ni gbogbo won. pic.twitter.com/kZN0yGHMeP
— Yomi 🤴🏽 (@9Yommie) September 16, 2021
Not joining APC, the Question you should be asking is Does Femi fani kayode have any political value, If he contest for councillor in his town, will he deliver? Like obasanjo said “Femi Fani Kayode is my boy. He is like a bird. Provide him food, he will eat & then sing for you."
— 𝐌𝕆𝐇𝐍𝐈𝐂𝐄🕸️ (@MohniceUtd) September 16, 2021
A new definition of shame is Femi Fani Kayode. This dog FFK has gone back to his vomit. pic.twitter.com/ClgMauL7lX
— Concerned citizen (#BanIdiots) (@aelinwa) September 16, 2021