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General News of Monday, 5 September 2022


Dino Melaye vs Fani-Kayode: Battle of words as political chieftains undress in public

A collage of Femi Fani Kayode and Dino Melaye A collage of Femi Fani Kayode and Dino Melaye

The stakes are high ahead of the 2023 general election with political commentators describing it as one of the most important in the history of Nigeria.

It has been described as such because many believe the process will either break or make the nation.

The contest which per the books is between two of Nigeria's illustrious politicians, however, there is a popular third candidate.

Former vice president and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will have to contend with the emergence of the candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.

If social media is anything to go by, Peter Obi is poised to clinch victory due to his organic popularity among young Nigerians.

With the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) set to make the campaign official later this month (September 28), representatives of the leading parties have all begun the usual jab-throwing in an attempt to discredit the opposing party.

The latest pair to get at each other's throat is former federal lawmaker, Dino Melaye who is also the spokesperson of the presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and Femi Fani-Kayode, the former PDP chieftain who defected to the APC.

Melaye described Fani Kayode as a 'notorious political scavenger whose god is his belly', in his recent reaction to the statement by the former minister.

This comes after Fani-Kayode had in a post on his social media handle asked the Federal Government and security agencies to take Melaye up on the statement credited to Melaye about the emergence of Iyorchia Ayu as PDP national chairman.

Melaye in a chat with journalists recently said all the PDP governors spent money at the party’s national convention held in December last year to ensure the emergence of the former Senate president as national chairman.

Fani-Kayode also demanded the disqualification of PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, from the 2023 presidential election.

The PDP chieftain, who reacted to the ex-minister’s statement in a post on his Twitter handle, described him as an attention-seeker.

He said: “My attention has just been called to a statement issued by Femi Fani- Kayode, which as usual, was an incoherent gibberish produced from his temporary relief from insanity. How can one explain his momentary consciousness to react to an interview long granted, if not that his world of reality is not in sync with the world of sound minds

“His comment best was at best a mixture of prevarication, lack of comprehension and a voyage in meddlesomeness and idleness. Truly, an idle hand and heart like that of FFK is the devil’s residence. Ordinarily, his rambling would have been ignored, but in this age of unrestricted access to the media even by unwholesome minds, care must be taken to put issues in the right context and perspective.

“The roller-coaster FFK is merely seeking to receive attention, having employed all forms of ingratiation to be recruited by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), His Excellency Atiku Abubakar, but failed. To be sure, he contacted Timi Frank to help lobby for a job in the Campaign Directorate, but where is the record to help his desire? As a serial hustler around food dispensers, FFK’s misadventure into the issue of the leadership of the PDP is nothing but a subtle campaign to be noticed and rewarded by prospective paymasters.

“Nigerians cannot forget in a hurry how FFK bootlicked and cajoled Yahaya Bello during his presidential experiment, but later jumped to the presidential train of Senator Ahmed Lawan in the throes of the presidential primary election of the All Progressives Congress in an unabashed and unconscionable manner. Now that campaign structures have been formed by parties and he’s sidelined, having lost face everywhere, he has found the PDP as the access card to his next meal.

“The reality is that Prof. Iyorchia Ayu, a man of repute and impeccable political profile was supported by governors and members of the Party. It is not rocket science that though Prof. Ayu emerged by consensus, a convention was held and delegates were mobilised to Abuja.

“Is FFK so obtuse that he cannot understand that delegates could not have trekked from everywhere to Abuja without being transported? Has he not recovered well enough from the doses administered during his rehabilitation to understand that Governors and other leaders supported delegates from all states to the National Convention? Is he equating the sound mind of Judges with his own reprobate mind that he’s threatening to go to court over a matter that he has neither locus nor a reasonable cause?

“Often when the issue of FFK comes up, I easily recall the time-standing analysis by President Olusegun Obasanjo of his personality and the assertion that food is FFK’s price. His likes are appropriately described in Philippians 3:19, as belonging to the class of those ‘ whose god is their belly, and whose glory is their shame. Sorry, PDP has no food for the lazy!

“And knowing FFK’s reputation for political scavenging, let me also ask him the unanswered question. FFK, who bankrolled your statement?”

Below is Fani Kayode's strong-worded statement in response to Melaye


Gosh I must have really touched a nerve when I raised issues about Dino Melaye's confession of large scale bribery at the PDP Convention and the "election" of Ayu.

Melaye has been crying and wetting his pants ever since.

Poor thing.

He attempted to respond but only with insults and a long diatribe of wild allegations and subjective invectives.

Little made sense and plenty made for amusement. I was very well entertained and that is all this l*w-life and godl*ss, ign*rant cret*n is good for: light entertainment.

Is that what you call a spokesman for a presidential campaign?

I don't have time for clowns, f*lthy peasants and desperate cowa*ds but I couldn't help but notice the anger in his response. He was crying like a baby. And it gave me pleasure.

I may have been accused of many things but unlike him attempted murder is not one of them. No blood on my hands.

Apparantly it is not only the National Chairman of PDP that is from the gu*ter.

The spokesman for their PCO is too.

He is il-br*d and ma*nerless.

Probably a product of in-br*eding and it has affected his mind. That is why he looks like the mi*sing link: half ape, half man.

What else can one say about a man that wept like a baby, sha*t in his pants and hid in the toilet for days when police came to arrest him.

What can one say about a man who, when the police chased him with a car, ran into the bush, climbed a tree and hid in it like the little m*nkey that he is.

What can one say about a man who risked his life and jumped out of a moving police car when he was being taken to his state to answer criminal charges by the police.

Such cowardice has never been seen in the annals of our history.

What can one say about a par*site of a man that licked the arse of Nasir El Rufai for years, then moved to Bukola Saraki's, then moved to Yahaya Bello's, then moved to Nysesom Wike's and then finally moved to Atiku's and licked far more than just ar*e.

What can one say about a man that just loves to lick other men's ar*es?

Truth is there are simply no more ar*es for him to lick in Nigeria because he has licked them all.

What can one say about a man that keeps cars in his bedroom and sitting room or that fights in the House of Reps until his clothes are torn off, he is stripped naked and thrown out by guards.

What can one say about a man that hid under his bunk when police laid siege to his house and that stayed there for days until they cut off power and water and he ran out of food?

What can one say about a man who threatened to beat, rape and impregnate another man's wife on the Senate floor simply because they disagreed politically.
He forgets that I knew him from his younger days when he claimed to be an activist & student unionist, when he used to beg for brown envelopes in return for tricks & when he lived off crumbs from the table of others in return for little favours.

He was nothing more than a tout then & nothing has changed. Fat, ugly, balding, obese man, even at a relatively young age.

Enough for now. I will say more about this gu*ter snipe and mannerless, ill-br*d pe*sant later. This campaign has only just started. We have plenty of time and we shall meet in the field. Now please continue to wash ur party's dirty linen in public & tell your leaders to keep insulting one another whilst we watch with pleasure.

And instead of indulging in long diatribes about FFK & what you think of him ADDRESS THE ISSUES HE RAISED! That is what spokesmen are meant to do.
Tell us why ur Nat. Chairman & presidential candidate should not be disqualified for violating the provisions of the Electoral Act given your confession and why they should not be prosecuted for corruption.

Stop behaving like a coward and w*eing and defecating in your pants whenever trouble comes your way. Not only does it make you stink to high heavens but it also proves that you are the f*ithless and g*dless c*ward and p*asant that you are. Outside of this I have no time for you: at least not for now.
Readers please take note.

I raised issues in my initial post about this big cl*wn and this in*ane and un*table jok*r but he chose to respond with nothing but insults.
I responded accordingly here lest he thinks he can get away with anything. Today I was gentle. I may not be so gentle next.

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