Chief Femi Fani-Kayode —A coat of many colours
This is one opinion I am constrained to write about. We have been regaled by various news reports that my friend and egbon would be making his way back to APC or is it to APC, the whole thing is now very confusing.
In the last few months, I have come to respect Chief Kayode, for his fearless disposition and his seeming stance on issues, especially when he is convinced that he is standing for the truth.
I had come to believe very strongly that this was a principled leader who, despite all attempts to rubbish his reputation with sooth, as a result of his colorful personal life, would continue to stand firm on a resolute believe in justice and general good.
My love for him strengthened during the fracas with the journalist in Calabar. The whole world seemed to come down on him and as usual he stood.
Although later, he apologized and moved on. In private conversations, he explained very clearly why he reacted in the way he had and also why he had sent in an unreserved apology coming from the point of maturity and fence-mending, especially with the very powerful members of the fourth estate of the realm.
But this one, if, indeed, turns out to be true, would be a very difficult tune to dance to. Not for me but for him viz a viz what legacy he would be leaving behind for future students of history.
His vitriolic attack on his soon to be new paymasters, his abuse and rabid insults and invectives thrown at them while he was on the other side would now begin to look like a desperate cry for attention.
He would further cement himself within the pantheons of the feeble and self-seeking collage of leaders who continue to dog our existence with the excrement of their ambitions.
How do we build a system when there are no loyalties to position? How will we be the Nigeria we need to be when there are no boundaries and political actors change undergarments in a twinkle of an eye, thereby causing hemorrhaging confusion in the eyes of the people.
How will Femi Fani Kayode feel when he is eventually led to Buhari after calling him and his clan all sorts of abusive names? What will he say? Would he say, sorry Sir, someone pushed me.
I think he had gone so far afield as a strident critic of this administration to now turn coat. He wasn’t a middle of the road critic like Atiku. He was a fearsome, angry and bile-dripping critic of the administration. He had gone too far.
If this story is true, then we may have lost forever Mr Kayode. He would have by himself nailed his own coffin. Something millions have been eager to do but not exactly succeeded.
He would have by himself sealed his fate finally, burying his reputation in the cemetery of the infamous in our political sojourn
Hey, what do I know?
AUTHOR: Joseph Edgar…
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