The defection of former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode to the ruling All Progressive Congress penultimate week was my joyful occasion for the week. It dissolved me into happiness and gladdened my heart. What I thought, heard, seen and what others like former President Obasanjo said about him were in harmony. Without exaggeration, there are no much differences between FFK and a prey, which passes through a spider’s web and escapes without being ambushed. He knows how to play his devilish card right.
APC’s sanctimonious nitwits, who peripherally involved in political activities and equally not genuinely conversant with the intricacies of politics yet, prideful of being well acquainted with the complexity of not only Nigerian politics but global politics assailed us with their sanctimoniously cultural claim that APC is not a coalition or association of rotten to the core politicians and is all holy and too holy to house a turncoat double-dealer like Femi Fani-Kayode. Now with FFK in their midst, the scale of APC’s devilish worth has reached its apogee.
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The renowned eclectic scholar, the American Harold Laswell educates us more about politics. He said: “Politics is about who gets what, when and how.” And man is called a political animal. So there is always this calculation and manipulation of what am I getting in the conscious or subconscious.
Politicians across the globe, especially here in Nigeria, behave like those who have never heard of anything like decorum; they can taint their reputation; destroy their sense of self-worth in pursuit of their insatiable thirst for illegal wealth and power. They assumed self-seeking to be normal and altruism to be non-existent and sanctified egoism and self-centeredness as a civic virtue.
These unabashed acts of defections are not peculiar to FFK alone, virtually all the politicians in our terrain are fighting to keep their expensive meals. Therefore, they do not feel guilty of their immoral actions and in actions in the course of pursuing their evil agendas. Before our naked eyes and without compunction, the barefaced spirit of FFK’s unprincipled God led him to APC to get his own Lion share of the national cake he missed for so long ahead of the 2023 general election.
If politics is not a grubby business globally, ours has developed into an industry of sorts. Femi Fani Kayode’s distinguishing trait of hypocrisy, to which his success in politics is to be largely attributed, is his greatest asset in life.
Amiru Halilu can be reached hrough email@example.com