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Stop using Gov Otti’s name to secure appointment from Tinubu, Abia Govt warns Fani-Kayode

Ferdinand Ekeoma, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, has chastised a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, for recent comments on his principal.


Last Wednesday, Fani-Kayode blasted Governor Alex Otti for allegedly refusing to display President Bola Tinubu’s image on his office wall.


“Obidient Governor of Abia state refuses to put the President’s official portrait on his office wall or in his official residence claiming that Tinubu is not his President.


“These are the sort of things that happen when inexperienced neophytes and flippant souls are put in positions of power,” he had said.


In a statement made on Saturday, Ekeoma urged the former Minister not to use Otti to seek a position in Tinubu’s administration.


According to him, Fani-Kayode’s assertion is spiteful and false, and he emphasised that the Abia government is not shocked by the former minister’s cheap pettiness and lack of etiquette.


He said: “Unlike Fani-Kayode, who had manifested his known trademark of pettiness and lack of decorum when he roundly and repeatedly abused and blackmailed President Tinubu in the past, Governor Alex Otti, in line with his upbringing, orientation, character and exposure, does not act irrationally and thus could not have under any circumstances refused to recognise President Tinubu as the President of Nigeria, especially, when he and the President enjoy a long-standing relationship that transcends politics.”


“Otti had President Tinubu’s picture featured prominently on the first page of his inauguration brochure, and also ensured that dozens of the president’s portraits were produced and distributed to different government offices.”


Ekeoma noted that President Tinubu is aware that Fani-Kayode is an unstable character who is notorious for spewing venom and vituperation against the innocent for economic survival.


He asked the general public to dismiss the nasty charge as idle rumour from a mischief-maker who, according to him, wishes to sow a seed of dissension and disaffection for selfish political benefit.


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