2023: Stop Ridiculing Tinubu Or Else – Fani-Kayode Warns PDP, LP Campaign Spokesmen
The New Media Director of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Femi Fani-Kayode, has called for a stop to the denigration of his principal, Bola Tinubu.
In a series of tweets via his verified Twitter handle on Thursday, Fani-Kayode warned the spokespersons of Peter Obi, and Atiku Abubakar’s presidential campaign teams to refrain from ridiculing Tinubu.
The former Minister of Aviation alleged that some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Labour Party (LP) go on national television to utter disdain and hatred for the APC flagbearer.
Fani-Kayode, however, warned that failure to desist from denigrating his principal would lead to verbal attacks on the PDP and LP flagbearers.
He wrote, “A few days earlier I heard another Obi spokesman on yet another Channels Television programme referring to him as “Nebuchadnezzar”, “a monkey” and “satan.”
“The thing that appalled me the most was that in both interviews the moderators allowed him to keep making the point and mocking our candidate. They all appeared to be enjoying themselves and having a good laugh.
“This has become the norm on virtually all the television stations in Nigeria today where insulting and denigrating Asiwaju has been turned into a public bloodsport and favourite pastime.
“In this respect, the prize goes to …Television who can barely disguise their utter disdain and hatred for our candidate.”
He added, “Like Obi’s men, the PDP, their spokesmen, and their leaders are also guilty of this attempt to slur and say some of the most outrageous things about our candidate and his health on national television as well.
“Up until now I have been quite gentle and I have kept the peace by refraining from targetting the respective opposition candidates on national television.
“However let me serve them notice that it is my intention to respond to them fire for fire as from today on every social media platform, every newspaper, and every television and radio station that they seek to disparage our candidate and leader.
“The truth is that of all the filthy maggots that crawled out of the political sewer in the last 62 years, the most fickle, ignorant, naive, gullible, rude, fraudulent, crooked, fascistic, disrespectful, vain, uncouth and who and what Obi and Dati really are.”