‘Rise above your stomach and respect yourself’, Comrade Okai tells Fani-Kayode over encomiums on Yahaya Bello

Posted by News Express | 25 June 2021 | 609 times

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•Good governance advocate, Comrade Austin Okai



An advocate for good governance and leading Kogi opposition figure, Comrade Austin Okai, has slammed a former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, over the unmerited praises showered on Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.

Comrade Okai, a man that has always voiced his opposition to Governor Bello due to what he calls his “maladministration and mismanagement of the resources of the state” advised the former minister to rise above his stomach and pecuniary gains by desisting from insulting the sensibility of Kogi indigenes.

He made this known on Wednesday through a statement that he personally signed and made available to media organisations on Wednesday.

The statement reads: “I have observed with great dismay the complimentary remarks and comments showered on the infamous Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, by a former minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode.

“Until recently, Chief Fani-Kayode used to be a man I hold in high esteem, but he is gradually tilting towards the path of infamy.

“I expected that being a man who has served at the highest level of government- the Federal Executive Council, Fani-Kayode should be able to differentiate between good governance from clownishness but I was wrong.

“For some days now, FFK has been using every opportunity and platforms that he has to insult the sensibility of Kogi indigenes and residents alike who have been at the receiving end of Bello's evil and maladministration by labeling a man who has been judged by the majority of people in the population of the state and Nigeria at large as a failure per excellence.

“The same Yahaya Bello who is infamously known as a disgrace to youths and governance is the man Chief Fani-Kayode coroneted with the robe of champion of Nigerian youths.

“It is unfortunate that since 2015, FFK has fallen from the exalted office of Campaign Spokesman to President Goodluck Jonathan to the clownish state of instability and riff-raffism.

“His notorious instability has seen him become a champion of Biafra secession whenever he is with Nnamdi Kanu, a champion of Oduduwa Republic secession whenever he's with Sunday Igboho; and at the same time an advocate of one united Nigeria whenever he is with Yahaya Bello or any Nigerian Governor. Which mentally stable human being will be an advocate of secession and at same time an advocate of united Nigeria?

“While I am not against the decision of Chief Fani-Kayode to take advantage of the wastefulness of Governor Bello, he would have done himself good by quietly taking his share and hide his head in shame instead of dancing naked in the market square.

“It will be in the interest of Chief Fani-Kayode to respect himself as a former minister and rise above the dictates of his stomach. He can’t be a critic of the failed Buhari administration and at the same time praise Yahaya Bello – who in relative term is failure personified.

“Kogi State indigenes will not fold their arms and watch anyone insult their sensibility by making them look stupid simply because such person craves to fulfill the ambition of his stomach,” the good governance activist stated.

Source: News Express

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