Former aviation minister, Femi Fani Kayode, has slammed Datti Baba-Ahmed, the Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi’s running mate, for allegedly kicking out 150 amnesty children from his Baze University because they couldn’t afford the fees.
Describing Baba-Ahmed as a ‘heartless beast with no compassion, Fani-Kayode wrote on Twitter saying: “A man who wants to be Vice President has just kicked 150 Amnesty children out of his Baze University because they cannot pay the fees. What type of heartless beast is Dati Ahmed?
“No compassion, no pity, no charity and no consideration for the poor. Is he a man or a vampire?”
A while ago, he had cautioned followers of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi against verbally attacking his principal, Bola Tinubu.
He lamented that one of Obi’s spokespersons described Tinubu as “Nebuchadnezzar,” “a monkey,” and “satan”.
In his words: “With disgust and consternation, I watched one of the leaders of Peter Obi’s PCC insulting and attempting to mimic Asiwaju’s speech on Channels TV the other day and suggesting that he had mental health challenges.
“Like Obi’s men, the PDP, their spokesmen and their leaders are also guilty of this attempt to slur and say some of the most outrageous things about our candidate and his health on national Television as well.
“Up till now, I have been quite gentle and I have kept the peace by refraining from targeting the respective opposition candidates on national television but let me serve them notice that it is my intention to respond to them fire for fire from today onwards.
“A few days earlier I heard another Obi spokesman on yet another Channels Television programme referring to him as “Nebuchadnezzar”, “a monkey” and “satan”.
“The thing that appalled me the most was that in both interviews the moderators allowed him to keep making the point and mocking our candidate.
“They all appeared to be enjoying themselves and having a good laugh.
“This has become the norm on virtually all the television stations in Nigeria today where insulting and denigratiing Asiwaju has been turned into a public bloodsport and favourite pastime.
“In this respect the prize goes to Arise Television who can barely disguise their utter disdain and hatred for our candidate.
“Like Obi’s men, the PDP, their spokesmen and their leaders are also guilty of this attempt to slur and say some of the most outrageous things about our candidate and his health on national television as well.
“Up until now I have been quite gentle and I have kept the peace by refraining from targetting the respective opposition candidates on national television.
“However let me serve them notice that it is my intention to respond to them fire for fire as from today on every social media platform, every newspaper and every television and radio station that they seek to disparage our candidate and leader.”