The Directorate of Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDPPCO) has attacked ex Governor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu over his recent comment on Chief Femi Fani-Kayode. Below is a statement by The Directorate.
“We read with amusement the so-called advice from Senator Bola Tinubu to our presidential candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan, about Chief Femi Fani-Kayode. The truth is that it is better for Tinubu to not only keep his advice to himself but to also search his soul and his conscience. He is the biggest traitor that this country has ever known.
“He has betrayed every single person that he has worked with and he has thrown them to the dogs at the last minute for a price. During the days of NADECO, he betrayed the cause by colluding with the government of the day secretly while pretending to be a NADECO leader.
“While he was with the late Chief MKO Abiola, he betrayed Abiola. When he came back to Nigeria and participated in the elections, he betrayed those that made him governor of Lagos state: the leaders of Afenifere, Papa Ayo Adebanjo and the late Papa Abraham Adesanya.
“Tinubu betrayed all the elders and traditional rulers of Yorubaland. He had no business being governor in 1999, had it not been for the fact they just put him there to compensate him for roles that he claimed he played during the NADECO struggle: a role which, in fact, he did not play. The man that should have been governor was the late Engineer Funso Williams. In the end he not only took Williams’ position but he betrayed him too .
“A few years after that Williams was slaughtered like a chicken in very strange circumstances by unknown people. One wonders who sent those people.
“After he finished using all the elders and leaders in Yoruba land to achieve power during his tenure as governor, he eventually betrayed them as well. He not only betrayed them but he also insulted them and denigrated all that they valued, cherished and stood for.
“He also betrayed former President Olusegun Obasanjo after entering a secret deal with him (Obasanjo) to betray the AD, his own party, in the 2003 elections. During that election Bola Tinubu sold his soul and betrayed the governors of his own party which was then known as the Alliance for Democracy.
“After that he entered a deal with the late President Umaru Yar’Adua and Vice President Atiku in Mecca, pledging to support Yar’adua as long as he was allowed to hold on to the south west and as long as he would be protected from the EFCC. He got what he wanted but he later betrayed Yar’Adua and Atiku too.
“In 2011, he lured Mallam Nuhu Ribadu to become the presidential candidate of his party, which was then known as the ACN. After using Ribadu to gain some badly needed credibility at the federal level, he later betrayed him and dumped him by once again entering into a deal with others.
“He ordered the transfer of votes from his own party’s candidate, Nuhu Ribadu, to the candidate of the PDP, President Goodluck Jonathan all in the hope that he would be allowed to continue his nonsense in the south west without any challenge from the Federal Government. He did all these things in order to satisfy his self-serving interest and his obsessive agenda to dominate the affairs of the entire nation.
“It is in the same way that he betrayed Governor Fayose of Ekiti state, Governor Mimiko of Ondo state, Governor Osoba of Ogun state, Chief Tom Ikimi of Edo state, Alhaji Kashim Imam of Borno state and countless others.
“The truth is that this man has not only sold his soul to the devil but he has also sold his followers for a pittance and he is leading them into perdition. He wants to buy and sell Nigeria too and it is time for somebody to tell him that Nigeria is not for sale. This is what Chief Fani-Kayode and others are in the process of doing.
“Now it is very clear that Tinubu is going to betray the APC and their Presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari. So, if anybody needs advice, it is Buhari and not President Jonathan.
“As long as Tinubu is by his side, Buhari should watch his back and sleep with one eye wide open. This is because, at the end of the day, Tinubu will not only use him, but after using him and draining him of all that he has, he will betray him and he will dump him.
“Tinubu’s ultimate objective is not for Buhari to be President. What he wants is for Buhari to win the election and then he would spend all his time hoping and praying that the man would drop dead so that he could take over through a surrogate or take over directly. We have said this over and again and we will continue to say it.
“Nobody knows who Tinubu’s real father is. But whatever they say about Femi Fani-Kayode, everybody knows who his father is; everybody knows who his mother is. Nobody knows who Tinubu’s father is and who Tinubu’s mother is. Nobody knows which school he attended. Nobody knows anything about where he lived and grew up. Everyone knows which schools Femi Fani-Kayode went to.
“They also know which schools and universities his father, grandfather and great grandfather went to. Yet no one knows anything about Tinubu’s lineage, his paternity or the strange circumstances of his birth. No-one knows which schools and universities, if any, his father, grandfather or great grandfather went to.
“This is a man that has a fake name and he has told people that he comes from a place that he does not come from. The man comes from Iragbiji in Osun State. He does not come from Lagos. Everything about Tinubu is fake. Former President Obasanjo has said so in his book and everybody knows this to be true.
“So, if anybody needs advice, it is not President Jonathan but General Buhari and we, again, say that Tinubu should search his soul and conscience. Unlike Tinubu, there is nothing that Chief Fani-Kayode has said privately that he has not said publicly about anybody, including President Goodluck Jonathan.
“This is because, unlike Tinubu, Chief Fani-Kayode has the courage of his convictions. With him, you know exactly where you stand and he will always speak his mind. Tinubu is the opposite. He has no courage, he has no convictions, he has no principles, he has no loyalty and he has no decorum or decency. All he wants to do is corner all the resources of Nigeria to himself in the same way that he has cornered the resources of the APC-controlled states of the southwestern zone and Lagos state.
“Finally, we want Tinubu to take note of this once again. Chief Femi Fani-Kayode cannot be killed; he cannot be intimidated, he cannot be silenced and he cannot be maligned. The truth is that he has turned out to be the greatest terror to Tinubu and his cohorts and, for the first time, since Tinubu went into politics, somebody is taking him on head-on and he is not comfortable with it.
“For the record, let it be very clear, we will not stop this relentless onslaught on Buhari, the APC and Tinubu. As long as Chief Fani-Kayode is in this position, he will continue to torment Tinubu morning, day and night by speaking the bitter truth about him and his desperate, dirty and inglorious party. This will continue until Tinubu decides to purge himself of his evil ways and when he stops trying to destroy Yoruba land and Nigeria.
“Finally, let us say this- We suggest that Tinubu should spend his time defending himself over the allegations contained in the TV documentary, “Unmasking the Real Tinubu” rather than talk about Chief Fani-Kayode. That would be far more beneficial to him and far more interesting to the Nigerian people”