Some hours after Senator Dino Melaye described Femi Fani-Kayode as a ‘political scavenger’, Kayode has taken a swipe on the Kogi-born celebrity politician.
Kayode, former aviation minister’s post on his verified Facebook page, displayed a video where he claimed an Hausa boy seen in an attached video greeting Mr Melaye, recognised him as a co-drug taker.
Melaye, in the video, was seen hurriedly greeting the fellow who spoke in Hausa.
Kayode’s post read, “The young man in the crowd told Dino that they were friends and that they were taking drugs together the night before.
“He couldn’t deny it. My hausa brothers, please translate….”
Recall that Melaye, the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Atiku-Okowa Presidential Campaign in 2023, earlier said PDP has no position to offer the former minister in the party’s campaign team, describing Kayode as a ‘political scavenger’.
Melaye wrote on his Facebook page, “My attention has just been drawn to a statement issued by Femi Fani-Kayode, which as usual, was an incoherent gibberish produced from his temporary relief from insanity. How can one explain his momentary consciousness to react to an interview long granted, if not that his world of reality is not in sync with the world of sound minds?
“His comment was at best a mixture of prevarication, lack of comprehension and a voyage in meddlesomeness and idleness.
“Truly, an idle hand and heart like that of FFK is the devil’s residence. Ordinarily, his rambling would have been ignored, but in this age of unrestricted access to the media even by unwholesome minds, care must be taken to put issues in the right context and perspective. The roller-coaster FFK is merely seeking to receive attention, having employed all forms of ingratiation to be recruited by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, but failed.
“Nigerians cannot forget in a hurry how FFK bootlicked and cajoled Yahaya Bello during his presidential experiment, but later jumped to the presidential train of Senator Ahmed Lawan in the throes of the presidential primary election of the All Progressives Congress in an unabashed and unconscionable manner. Now that campaign structures have been formed by parties and he’s sidelined, having lost face everywhere, he has found the PDP as the access card to his next meal.
“Is FFK so obtuse that he cannot understand that delegates could not have trekked from everywhere to Abuja without being transported? Has he not recovered well enough from the doses administered during his rehabilitation to understand that governors and other leaders supported delegates from all states to the National Convention? Is he equating the sound mind of judges with his own reprobate mind that he’s threatening to go to court over a matter that he has neither locus nor a reasonable cause?
“Often when the issue of FFK comes up, I easily call to mind the time-standing analysis by ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo, of his personality, and the assertion that food is FFK’s price. His likes are appropriately described in Philippians 3:19, as belonging to the class of those ‘whose god is their belly, and whose glory is their shame’. Sorry, PDP has no food for the lazy. And knowing FFK’s reputation for political scavenging.”