’I don’t know your father’ – Fani-Kayode roasts Gov. Wike

By Ogundele Olanrewaju

A former Minister of Aviation in Nigeria, Femi Fani-Kayode has slammed Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and his co-travellers who tie his relevance in politics today to his father, Remi Fani-Kayode. Late Remi Fani-Kayode is a one-time deputy premier of the Western Region of Nigeria.

National Daily news recalls that Governor Wike had during a recent interview with BBC News Pidgin lashed out at ‘FFK’, suggested that new All Progressives Congress (APC), member, Fani-Kayode, rode on the back of his father’s goodwill to occupy public offices.

But in a recent interview with Cally Ikpe on the TV show, Talking Violence, Femi Fani-Kayode branded such talks as “rubbish”.

“Most of all those speaking about my father, most of them are not even fit to tie his shoe laces,” Fani-Kayode said.

“This is a man that moved the motion for Nigeria’s Independence successfully, in 1958. This is a man of integrity, a man of strength, a man of courage, that build bridges in this country. And I am very proud of my father.

“For anybody to talk about my father, well, I don’t know who their fathers are, so I tend not to respond to such rubbish.”

Fani-Kayode crossed from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC in September amid knocks from majority of Nigerians.

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