The war of words between the All Progressives Congress, APC, and a former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode continued on Wednesday with the latter daring the party to go ahead and institute a court case against him.
Mr. Fani-Kayode was reacting to the APC’s latest response to his claims that the Boko Haram group was the opposition party’s armed wing and that some of the party’s leaders were sympathetic to the terrorists’ cause.
APC National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, who was directly mentioned by the ex-minister in his allegation, had on Wednesday said that it was too late for Mr. Fani-Kayode to back away from his statement, for which he must either apologize or face court action.
In a swift response yesterday, Mr. Fani-Kayode, who recently dumped returned to the PDP after his open disagreement with the APC, said that he would ignore the “childish name-calling” coming from the party.
“I read the second response of Lai Mohammed and the APC to my comments which appeared in today’s newspapers. Does this so-called spokesman for Nigeria’s opposition party have nothing better to do than to join issues with me on a daily basis?” Mr. Fani-Kayode said.
“It is reinvigorating and humbling to note that Nigeria’s main opposition party can dedicate and deploy so much time and so many resources just to tackle me”, he added.
Mr. Fani-Kayode said that he looked forward to meeting the APC in court so that he can prove to the world who and what Mr. Mohammed and the APC “really are and the pure evil that you represent”.
“One wonders what you would do to your perceived enemies if, God-forbid, you ever get that power. Needless to say your belated explanations and attempted rationalisations about what you said last year about the Government’s proscription of Boko Haram and your opposition to it makes no sense”, Mr. Fani-Kayode continued.
“It changes nothing. I repeat you are a pernicious liar and a shameless coward and your party is filled with such people. The truth is that you are not fit to hold power. Permit me to reiterate that I am not shying away from anything that I said in my interview with Channels TV on June 30th and if you think that I am doing so you are sadly mistaken.
“Listen to me carefully: I am calling your bluff so for goodness sake instead of writing long and laborious press statements just shut up, stop blabbing, put your money where your mouth is, do your worse up, stop blabbing, put your money where your mouth is, do your worse and let us meet in court”, Mr. Fani-Kayode dared APC.