Former Minister of Aviation and PDP chieftain, Femi Fani Kayode(FFK) has blasted the presidential candidate of the ACPN, former Minister of Education; Oby Ezekwesili a day after she announced her withdrawal from the presidential race and the Independent National Electoral Commision(INEC) overturned the decision.
According to FFK, Ezekwesili and two other candidates; Fela Durotoye and Omoyele Sowore, were ‘spoiler candidates on an errand of mischief’
Below is FFK’s statement:
“Oby Ezekwesile has finally opted out of a presidential race in which she had little chance of winning even one per cent of the votes.
It would have been easier for a pregnant Somalian chimpanzee or a four-eyed Zambian frog to be invited to Buckingham Palace for lunch with the Queen than for this so-called “presidential aspirant” to win one polling booth, let alone one ward or one Local Govermment Area, in the race.
The fact that Oby’s running mate, one Galadima, and her political party endorsed Buhari three hours after she opted out of the race speaks volumes.
She, Fela Durotoye and Omoyele Sowore were clearly spoiler candidates who were on a malevolent errand of mischief, who were never to be taken seriously and whose hearts secretly lay with the tyrant all along.
I have no doubt that those who claim that Oby and the other “not too young to run” presidential aspirants, with the possible exception of Kingsly Moghalu, were just a front for Buhari and a futile attempt to take votes away from Atiku Abubakar and the PDP were right.
The wisdom of Atiku refusing to participate in a debate with these unconciable jokers and desperate pretenders cannot be faulted or questioned.
They did not deserve the attention that they so desperately sought and their motives for participating in the presidential race are, to say the least, questionable.
The only one amongst them that had anything meaningful to say or to offer and that spoke from the heart and with full sincerity of purpose was George Moghalu. This is a deeply courageous man that I have come to respect.
Nevertheless I urge him to opt out of the race and throw his weight behind Atiku. This is not Kingsly’s time but something tells me that sometime in the distant future he has a date with destiny.”