Femi Fani-Kayode makes conceit solemn. He’s the sui generis of narcissism. His conceitedness dovetails together with his foul mood and slicing tongue. There’s no coloration of modesty, temperance and beauty within the son of Remilekun Fani-Kayode (Fani Energy). The mealy-mouthed flesh presser takes the “H” in hubris. He’s the undisputed crown prince of double-speak.
I watched the video of the place Fani-Kayode gave a dressing-down to a journalist who requested him an risk free query which “the Almighty” discovered frustrating and pesky, “Who’s bankrolling your excursion?” That was once it! Femi emptied the content material of his pugnacious buccal hollow space at the journalist. He known as him silly and expended mins cutting the reporter to insignificant bits.
Femi stated he had a ‘’quick fuse’’ and requested the reporter to dimension him up as a result of – ‘’…I’m a former minister, attorney…. Who do you suppose you might be chatting with?’’
Femi’s diatribe: “Have you learnt who you might be chatting with? What form of insulting query is that? Which bankroll, to do what? Who can provide me cash for the rest? Who do you suppose you might be chatting with? Pass and record your self for your writer. I may just see out of your face earlier than you were given right here, how silly you might be. Don’t ever communicate to me like that. Who do you suppose you’re chatting with? Bankroll who? You suppose I’m a type of ones you… from who, when, how? You’ve got a small thoughts, very small thoughts.”
“Who’s bankrolling your excursion?’’ The non-toxic query that bled Femi’s poison. Femi isn’t a disguisable personality for integrity. He’s infamous in political circles as a mercenary who can serve someone and any goal so long as his stomach will get crammed. His former boss, Olusegun Obasanjo, whom he became towards after Goodluck Jonathan picked him as much as wait on the desk, put a stamp of confirmation on Femi’s devious charter.
Obasanjo as soon as stated: “Femi is my boy. In the event you give him meals, he’s going to sing for you?’’
Femi was once vicious on former president Jonathan – now not till he was once appointed to be the spokesman of the re-election marketing campaign of the previous president. However he spoke Jonathan to defeat in 2015.
Not too long ago, Femi launched into a PR excursion of PDP states. He travelled to Zamfara the place the governor handled him to the niceties of princes. The previous minister who’s a identified adversary of the north – as his writings and public statements display – geared into duplicity afterwards untamed through his pursuit of pleasures.
He as soon as put the difficulty with Nigeria at the pouch of the Igbo. In his article of August 2013, ‘’The sour reality concerning the Igbo’’, Femi wrote of his intimate congress with the spouse of the overdue Odumegwu Ojukwu — an extraneous piece of data that he divulged to spite the Igbo.
He didn’t camouflage his bigotry and hate for the Igbo. However he began cantillating other when the Buhari management got here to energy. He wanted alliances from the south-east to confront the ‘’northern executive’’ which pulled him to court docket on allegations of corruption. He turned into an abetting voice, albeit hypocritical, towards the perceived grievances of the area. Now not that he in point of fact cared about Ndi Igbo, however in President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi and a couple of Igbo politicians displaced from the eating desk, discovered a commonplace enemy.
Femi lives just for himself. He’s vacant of personality and rules. He stands for not anything and falls for the whole thing so long as he will get fed. It’s on this context that the query (who’s bankrolling your excursion?) of the journalist to Femi, will have to be positioned. Why was once he so incensed through the query? He may have merely torpedoed regardless of the insinuations at the excursion are with an clever and well mannered resolution. Most likely, he felt he was once being ratted out? His outburst busts his pretensions.
Femi is significant of someone who does now not favour him, and his way to opposition is each savage and irrational. He as soon as known as Buhari “an evil tyrant”. However it’s transparent; the flesh presser would had been a extra ruthless tyrant if he was once sitting at the throne. He pleasures himself insulting folks, however he brooks no opposition. He can throw blows, however can’t take them. That’s the making of an aboriginal tyrant.
On the other hand, Nigerian newshounds will have to redeem themselves from the curse of “brown envelopes”. Journalism is a noble career, deserving of admire. Some newshounds act like peasants earlier than politicians for crumbs. So, naturally, they can’t get up to them. However what’s journalism when newshounds are petrified of asking important questions? We need to redeem ourselves. The career is speedy dropping dignity and attraction.
Fredrick Nwabufo is a author and journalist