Former aviation minister Femi Fani Kayode is unhappy with former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo’s endorsement of Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, as his preferred choice for president in next month’s election.
Nothing, according to Fani Kayode, can prevent his principal, the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu, from becoming the country’s president this year because it is his time.
Fani Kayode wrote on Twitter that Obasanjo’s move is a futile exercise:
“OBJ remains a father to us all & I will always respect him. Despite that I reserve the right to disagree with him when & where necessary. His endorsement of @PeterObi is not only inexplicable but also an exercise in futility. It is @officialABAT’s time: nothing can change that.”
Fani Kayode’s reaction comes just days after Obasanjo endorsed Peter Obi in an open letter to young Nigerians.
“When one compares their character, antecedent, their understanding, knowledge, discipline, and vitality that they can bring to bear and the great efforts required to stay focused on the job, particularly looking at where the country is today and with the experience on the job that I personally had, Peter Obi as a mentee has an edge,” the former president wrote.