Fani-Kayode, Momodu
Fani-Kayode, Momodu

The publisher of Ovation magazine Dele Momodu and former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode tackled each other on Twitter over an article the former published endorsing Bola Tinubu as Nigerian president in 2023.

Concise News learnt that Fani-Kayode had condemned the article Momodu wrote where he praised Tinubu saying he is fit to be president.

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According to Momodu, Tinubu is eminently qualified to contest, even though ‘he is not a saint’.

The article reads in part “If you ask me if he is a saint, I will say no. None of us is. Not even Buhari. Not you, not me. Nations are not governed by saints but by performers.”

“I have no illusions that Tinubu will definitely perform as President of Nigeria, if he ever contests and wins. He has a knack for identifying brilliant minds and fertile brains, and the ability to nurture them to greatness.”

He has demonstrated this repeatedly and almost endlessly. Examples abound without doubt.”

“He is generous to a fault. He is a classic example of the Good Samaritan. We all have our shortcomings and why should Tinubu be an exception.”

“Too many unprintable rumours, myths and comments have been circulated in writing and also spoken about him, some bordering on character assassination and unverifiable vilification, but God chooses and anoints those he wants.”

“I have followed his trajectory for close to three decades. All those who have disparaged him have not been able to bring him down, despite their monumental efforts to achieve this.”

“Tinubu has an uncommon audacity. I believe his bravery has taken him beyond his own imagination. A man who has survived too many tribulations like him cannot be an ordinary soul.”

“It is wrong to say Tinubu has no right to run for the Presidency in 2023. Who are those who will run if he does not? How are they better?”

“What qualifies them to run that disqualifies him from running? Yes, I may prefer younger people to take over but many of them we have seen have not justified the noise about “not too young to rule,” by ruling senselessly and recklessly.

Fani-Kayode, Momodu’s Twitter Responses

In his reaction, the former aviation minister tweeted “After you finally acknowledge that the @MBuhari that you supported and fought for in 2015 is a disaster”

“You now turn around and say BAT, the man that enthroned him in both 2015 and 2019, is the best bet for President in 2023! This is confusing. You must really hate Nigerians”

Responding, Momodu asked Fani-Kayode “Femi, where in my article did I say that, pls quote”

Replying the ovation publisher in a tweet again, Fani-Kayode said “Dele, where in this tweet was your name mentioned. Please qoute! Who the cap fits let them wear it!”