All Progressives Congress chieftain in Lagos State, Joe Igbokwe, has lamented the defection of a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, to the APC as well as the decision of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to personally receive Fani-Kayode at the Presidential Villa.
Igbokwe said in a Facebook post that it was unfortunate that Buhari could give Fani-Kayode a hero’s welcome while those who had stood with him for years were never invited or given recharge cards.
The APC chieftain wrote, “Despite all my push for the APC, Abuja has not given me a phone call talk-less of inviting me for a coffee with c in c but here is a political charlatan and prostitute being given a red carpet in the seat of power, Abuja.
“APC reward enemies. They pamper enemies. This life no balance at all (sic).
“Please I am ok where I am today but I know countless number of APC diehards who are 100 per cent better than FFK. Nobody has remembered them. Not even a recharge card, not even a bottle of coke, not even thank you.”
Igbokwe, who is a former Publicity Secretary of the APC in Lagos State, said the party must understand the importance of ‘consequence management’.
He posted pictures of Fani-Kayode’s old posts insulting Buhari and embracing secessionists like Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra; and Sunday Igboho.
Igbokwe added, “In the APC we must learn consequence management. It takes discipline to build a nation and it takes indiscipline and impunity to crush and destroy a nation. Actions carry consequences.”
Fani-Kayode, who officially defected to the APC on Thursday, was one of the President’s fiercest critics and once described the ruling party as an evil association.
He once said he would rather die than join the party. His defection therefore came as a surprise to many Nigerians.
His defection has also not been widely received by many members of the APC.
A Political Adviser to the President, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, described Fani-Kayode’s defection as the “saddest day of my political career.”