The Director of New Media for the Bola Tinubu/Kashim Shettima Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Femi Fani-Kayode, on Tuesday, said the endorsement of Peter Obi, presidential flag-bearer of the Labour Party, by former Nigerian leader, Olusegun Obasanjo, is “misplaced, sad and unfortunate”.
Newsbreak.ng reports that in a piece published on his website, Fani-Kayode, a former appointee of Obasanjo, expressed his belief that his former boss’ antagonism of Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is “deeper, darker and more sinister than mere politics”.
“I respect and love Baba OBJ (referring to Obasanjo), I always will and unlike others I believe that his record in public office was extraordinary, unassailable and spectacular.
“In my view no-one can take that from him and it is a matter of public record. Love him or hate him that is the truth.
“He was not infallible and he was not an angel but he was a great and inspiring leader who brought Nigeria back from the brink as a civilian President. That is my opinion and I will never shy away from saying so.
“However I think his rabid opposition to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu particularly is misplaced, sad and unfortunate,” Fani-Kayode said.
“Honestly it pains me when I read what people are saying and writing about him since his latest letter because I remain one of his most loyal and loving sons and I am very fond of him,” the former Minister added.
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