Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has descended on Special Adviser to the President on political matters, Dr. Ali Gulak, who he labeled a “liar for the president,” just as he also targeted the Goodluck Jonathan administration which he said is run on the “wheels of lies.”
Fani-Kayode, who made these comments in response to the statement credited to Gulak where he described the former minister as “an attacker of any government in power”, said, “I call the government of Goodluck Jonathan a failure; if the president thinks I am wrong, let him or one of his cerebral ministers respond to me, not Gulak. Who is Gulak? I don’t trade words with minions.”
Fani-Kayode in a statement issued yesterday said: “Gulak said I attacked Obasanjo’s government, a government and president that I proudly served and that I have defended for the last 10 years of my life. “Please, let him provide the evidence of that attack on Obasanjo’s policies, record in public office and performance in government between 2003 and 2013 or he should forever shut his mouth and be damned. He cannot do so because it never happened. What he said is false. He is a liar.”
Imploring Nigerians to do all within their means to vote out the present administration in 2015, Fani-Kayode added,“Jonathan’s government is a government of lies that is run and supported by liars and we need to get them out in 2015 in order to save Nigeria.
“People just don’t realise how bad things are. Recently, a UNESCO survey placed Nigeria on top of the list of nations with out-of-school children – 10.5million of them – because they lacked access to classrooms and have to take lessons under trees.
“Why should we be ranked with nations like Pakistan (5.4 million), Ethiopia (1.7 million), India (1.6 million) and the Philippines (1.5 million), when we have so much oil wealth.”
The former aviation minister also berated the present administration for doing nothing tangible to better the lot of Nigerians despite “all our oil wealth and all the money that has accrued to the Federal Government in the last 5 years.”
He noted that 80 per cent of Nigerian graduates are now unemployed and that 70 per cent of the Nigerian people are living below the poverty line and, according to the United Nations, are “hungry”.
He further stated that “Abusing Fani-Kayode will not change any of those facts or improve their image and abysmal performance. They should stick to the relevant issues and provide better governance for the Nigerian people for the last two years that they will remain in power, rather than spending their time on me.”