Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Aviation Minister, has cleared the air over the controversy trailing his rumoured bid to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC).
In an article, the politicians explained why no one can cage him.
Over the last week, millions of Nigerians have expressed concern about which direction I am going politically and much has been said.
Some have gone out of their way to reach out to me and offered their counsel out of genuine love and concern.
Others have not reached out to me and have written or spoken out of ignorance, hate and malice imputing the worst motivations for actions that they claim I have purportedly taken
This contribution is an attempt to provide answers to just a few of the oftentimes asinine and absurd assertions and observations that the latter group has made.
Some say they warned me and that I have fallen into a trap whilst others say my voice has been silenced, I am a spy and that this signals the end of my political career.
My response to them and others who have conjured up even stranger motivations and conspiracy theories when it comes to FFK is as follows
To whom it may concern: spare me your crocodile tears and be rest assured that I am too big, too intelligent, too experienced and too forthright to fall into any trap.
It is impossible to castrate a lion, render it impotent or silence its roar
I stand on all my beliefs, core values and principles. I am the voice of the voiceless, I am a warrior, I fear nothing, I fear no-one, I am as constant as the northern star and I will ALWAYS stand against evil
Speaking to other leaders across party lines in order to build bridges, engender peace, foster stability and enhance national unity ought not to create such national and international rage, panic and pandemonium.
Are we so divided that we can’t even talk to one another and take pictures together without causing a public stir and setting the Internet on fire?
You insult me and say I am scared of prison because I had a meeting with two APC governors
Do you know how many PDP and APC governors and leaders I interact with and meet regularly? Do you know how many I talk to on a daily basis?
Do you know that I was prosecuted for seven years by PDP governments which tried to jail me simply for speaking out against them yet it did not deter me? Ask those that were in the Yar’Adua and Jonathan administrations.
After a while, they got tired because the more they tried to intimidate me into silence or make me flee the country, the more I stood my ground and fought from my corner till they gave up
Does that sound like a man that is scared of death or prison?
You insult me and say I am broke because I had talks with two APC governors.
Do you know that what I spend on salary in one month is more than what some of these people that are claiming I am broke earn in five or 10 years?
I have 55 domestic staff in my house alone. Not one of them gets below 70,000 naira per month which is higher than the national minimum wage
I do not owe salaries and I feed each of the three square meals every day.
I do all this just to help them and to ensure they can look after and feed their families. Does that sound like a broke?
That is my little contribution to the welfare of our people because I certainly do not need so many staff. I employ them just to keep them off the unemployment line.
Apart from that, do you know how many people I give scholarships to and how many people’s children I feed and educate? Do you know how many other families I am responsible for in terms of day-to-day living?
The Bible says “be your brother’s keeper” and I do these things unto the Lord. I do them and I will never stop even when my good is repaid with evil.
The Lord has always provided for me and given me the fat of the land. He has always caused me to be a blessing to others though I do not make noise about it.