Former Aviation Minister, now a member of the All Progressives Congress, Femi Fani-Kayode criticized President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration for being ‘a failure’.
Fani-Kayode spoke with journalists on Thursday in Osogbo, Osun State capital. He described his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party, as ‘evil’ and said President Jonathan’s incompetence has caused multiple problems in Nigeria.
“Jonathan has failed in all sectors, including the economy and security, and if he should be allowed to continue in office, this country is heading for serious disaster and it will be calamitous.”
“Nigeria is more divided now more than any time in our history. We are faced with a government that only believes in Ijaw value. The Ijaw people have succeeded at imposing only what favour them on the overall people of the nation,” Fani-Kayode said.
He blamed former President Olusegun Obasanjo for causing present problems in Nigeria by promoting Jonathan to the position of the Vice President in the administration of the late Umaru Yar’Adua. However, he was quick to add that Obasanjo has started to correct his mistakes.
“Chief Obasanjo is my great leader who I have a lot of respect for. And I will continue to respect him. But the truth is that Obasanjo caused the problem we have today. The joy of it is that the same Obasanjo who anointed an incompetent leader for Nigeria is now cleaning up the mess,” Fani-Kayode said
The Yorubas, he said, have been marginalized by Jonathan’s administration and thus, should not vote him in 2015. Any attempt to allow President Jonathan stay in office beyond 2015 would mean doom for the Yoruba nation.
Addressing the issue of why he left the PDP for the APC, the former Aviation Minister explained: “The PDP is an evil and it must be stopped. The party lacks internal democracy and this is one of the strengths of the APC. Today, my leader and father, Chief Obasanjo has his sons and daughters in all the political parties and this is a pride for him and we his children.”