The Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has knocked the former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode for saying that the detained Fulani warlord, Abdullah Iskilu Wakili is not the real criminal terrorizing Ibarapaland.
In an interview with reporters on Wednesday, Oyo state coordinator of the OPC, Comrade Rotimi Olumo, said the claim by the former minister was untrue and misleading.
Olumo said the claim by Fan-Kayode does not deserve any response but because Wakili is in police custody, it is reasonable to respond and clear the air on the issue.
He, however, described the former minister as a spoiler and political featherweight who is known for changing
narratives and misinforming the public.
Olumo also advised well-meaning Nigerians, especially, prominent Yoruba leaders and group not to trust the former minister with any information that is of national interest.
He said: “Fani- Kayode has a reputation for using his social media page to foment trouble and cause disunity in Yorubaland. He had once said that Yoruba language was Anago. How can you take such a person too serious?”.
“I remembered former President Olusegun Obasanjo had said it once that Fani-Kayode can do anything for money and survival. He lives in Abuja, romancing with the north, yet he was the first to refute the claim that the kidnaper was not Wakili. Where did he get his information”? Olumo queried.
“With his untenable claim, I know and I am sure that the former minister is doing the bid of his paymasters, who are majorly from the north. He is the undisputed spokesperson of any politician that is ready to feather his nest”.
“He should be warned to stop drumming the beat of disunity in Yorubaland. Fani-Kayode was one of the few people that called and congratulated our leader, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams on Monday, on the success of the operation of the OPC, and the following day, he twisted the story refuting the claim that the man apprehended wasn’t Wakili”
“Fani-Kayode is very close to prominent politicians in the north, yet none of them trusted him because they know that he is purely a political agent that cannot be trusted. He did everything to change every story. How can you take such a man so serious?”