A former presidential candidate of the African Liberation Party (ALP) Dr. Emmanuel Osita Okereke has called on ex-minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode to restrain from his continued verbal attacks on President Muhammad Buhari.
Addressing journalists in Enugu on Thursday, Okereke who is also the Director General, National Taskforce to Combat Illegal Importation of Small Arms, Ammunitions and Light Weapons (NATFORCE), advised Fani-Kayode to be very careful “having been in government for the past sixteen (16) years and achieved nothing.”
While describing Fani-Kayode as a failure, Okereke asked him to show Nigerians what he achieved for the country while serving as minister of Aviation and that of culture and tourism.
Okereke, who is equally the president of Importers Association of Nigeria (IMAN), however, warned that an attack on President Buhari “is an attack directed to Nigerians since the president is a corporate personality. Therefore whatever he does, he does in the name of Nigeria.
“Fani-Kayode has been involved in the government since 1999 to 2015 and somebody like him should not be talking. He was a minister of Culture and Tourism and a minister for Aviation. As a minister, Fani-Kayode could not renovate one single airport. Can he tell us this is his achievement as minister of aviation? Can he tell us this is his achievement as minister of Culture and tourism? He was special adviser to Obasanjo.”
“When he became the spokesman of Jonathan campaign organization, what was his achievement? If he had capacity as a media person he would have found out the fault and the problem while Jonathan could not win the election. So I look at him as a failure”, Okereke said.
Okereke said since Fani-Kayode and his pay masters had power for sixteen years but could not manage the power to transform Nigeria and better the lives of Nigerians, he should allow somebody Nigerians have given power to lead them to do so.
“President Buhari is not his mate and he never contested the same position with him. They had the power, they couldn’t manage the power and power has been given to someone else”, he further stated.