Femi Fani-Kayode: Worst ‘political prostitute’?


It is a known fact that former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode is a ‘political prostitute’, who flirts between APC and PDP. 

In our recent democracy, Femi Fani Kayode became a popular politician as a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2001. He was the Special Assistant (Public Affairs) to President Olusegun Obasanjo from July 2003 until June 2006. He was appointed the Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from 22 June to 7 November 2006 and as the Minister of Aviation from 7 November 2006 to 29 May 2007.

Fani-Kayode dumped PDP and joined the All Progressive Congress (APC) in 2013. He returned to the Peoples Democratic Party in June 2014. 

It’s a normal phenomenon among Nigerian politicians to dump one party for the other. We have witnessed bunch of them in our political atmosphere, due to our political parties inabilities to have distinctive standard and structure. Though, it’s in the ambience of their(politicians) rights to associate with any political party. The case of Fani-Kayode is not different but could be shocking.

Bayo Oluwasanmi, in his Sahara reporters opinion post on 26 August 2020, titled FFK: Political Prostitute That Won’t Go Away. He pointed out that “ It is on record that FFK has never been an impressive moral personality of sterling performance. He is known for his cantankerous marginal ability.”

Bayo faulted Fani-Kayode two-sided views on political issues and politicians. He also attacked his behaviour towards a certain Daily Trust journalist.

JustNewsLine(JNL) gathered that Femi Fani-Kayode is undoubtedly a staunch critic of President Buhari’s administration and the ruling political party, All Progressives Congress (APC).  

Based on his diverse criticisms of the ruling party and President Buhari, his recent romance with APC leaders has led to series of questions to Fani-Kayode’s person, character and political views. 

Fani-Kayode has been rumoured to have dumped PDP for APC. If this story should turn out to be true, it will be hard to defend that Femi Fani Kayode is not the worst political prostitute Nigeria have witnessed. 

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