A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to a statement by Dino Melaye over his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Dino Melaye, the Senator representing Kogi West, had said Fani-Kayode got healed of political blindness before him.
He said this in a video where he dumped the APC for the PDP.
However, Fani Kayode who was a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) before he defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the difference between him and Melaye was that he recognised evil in APC, has no blood on his hands and raised the alarm of ‘genocidal tendencies’ in the party before 2015 when Buhari became its presidential candidate.
The former minister, in a series of tweets, wrote, “I have always loved my aburo Sen. Dino Melaye and I am overjoyed by his return to the ranks of the righteous.
“The difference between me and him is that I joined the then opposition party in 2013 for only 9 months, long before it was recognised as a political party by INEC, before it was named APC and long before Buhari became its pres. candidate.
“Unlike Dino, I recognised the evil in them and left them long before they came to power in 2015. Unlike Dino I raised the alarm about their genocidal tendencies, their fascistic disposition and their jihadist agenda and I fought them to a standstill in the 2015 pres. election by boldly speaking for PDP and Pres. Jonathan.
“To add to that I have opposed their evil ways and demonic agenda consistently without fear or favor for the last 3 years and I have paid a heavy price for doing so. For the last 4 years, I have been one of the leading voices of the opposition in the country so I have paid my dues. It is time for Dino and co. to pay theirs.
“I told the world that we must stop the APC at all costs from getting power because from what I had seen during my short time with them they would kill people, lock them up,terrorise the nation and abuse that power if they ever got it. I was proved right.
“Dino and co.saw the evil in the APC and instead of following my lead and leaving they stayed there, pitched their tent with them, fought for them, spoke for them, campaigned for them, ensuring that they won power and openly supported the evil that they subjected Nigerians to for the last 3 years.
“In those 3 years, many of our people were murdered, demonized, locked up, humiliated, detained, subjected to trumped-up and politically-motivated criminal charges and brutal witchunts, criminalised, misreprsented, threatened, intimidated and demonised. Many were totally destroyed and may never recover.
“Unlike Dino and those that supported Buhari brought him to power and have clapped for him for the last 3 years, I do not have blood on my hands and neither can I be blamed for any of the atrocities that he has committed because I opposed him, stood up to him, resisted him and fought him every day for the last 4 years.
“I cannot say the same for my brother Dino and co. who have only just seen the light because they stayed with the evil called Buhari and supported and applauded him for those 3 horrendous years. They turned their back to the light and chose to espouse the darkness.”