Former Aviation Minister and human rights lawyer, Femi Fani-Kayode had on June 25, 2020, declared that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is unfit to win the 2023 election.
FFK in a letter entitled ‘An open letter to Jagaban’ stated the former Lagos Governor would now not succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 because he has been “used”.
Fani-Kayode who is presently a chieftain of the ruling party, advised Tinubu in the open letter against imposing himself on Nigerians, stressing that presidency can solely be given via God.
He said, “You dreamed of being Vice President in 2015 and you failed. You are dreaming of being President in 2023 and you will fail. In all your plans what you failed to respect is that God alone rules in the affairs of men”.
Giving cause why the Asiwaju of Lagos would no longer be Nigerian’s president in 2023, Fani-Kayode stated Tinubu “refused to acknowledge or accept the truth that the Presidency of Nigeria can only be given via God and He offers it to whom He deems suit by prophecy and divine decree”.
However, DAILY POST reviews that Fani-Kayode, who a staunch critic of the APC and the President Buhari government, on September 16, 2021, dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and joined the APC.
Before the APC presidential election, which was once concluded on June 8, 2022, Fani-Kayode projected Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State as the excellent candidate to win the 2023 election.
The APC chieftain, who had prior to the essential election which produced Tinubu as APC candidate accused the ruling party of plotting to islamize the country, stated in an interview on August 18, 2022 that he was solely against the APC because he was once in the opposition PDP.
After the emergence of Tinubu as the party’s candidate, Fani-Kayode defended the choice of Kashim Shettima as the vice presidential candidate of the APC amid outcry towards fielding Muslim-Muslim ticket.
According to him, the former Borno State Governor had built greater churches in the State than any different governor before him.
Fani-Kayode’s modern articles are targeted at the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and the presidential flagbearer of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, revealing why they can’t win the election.