Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode came under fire for trolling the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, (LP) Peter Obi.
Naija News earlier reported that Fani-Kayode had described Obi as a liar after he boarded a private jet to visit the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, on Saturday.
Obi, who shared photos of the visit on his Twitter page, said they discussed several issues ranging from the fire incident in a Kano market to the recent flooding in the North, among others.
The former Governor of Anambra State was accompanied on the visit by the vice-presidential candidate of the LP, Yusuf Baba-Ahmed.
However, reacting in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Monday morning, Fani-Kayode called the LP Presidential candidate out for using a private jet after going public to deny living such a luxurious lifestyle.
Sharing the video of the LP presidential candidate stepping down on a plane, the former minister captioned it; ”I don’t fly private jet. I don’t even stay in first class. I hate flamboyant life.”- Peter Obi.
“Liar, liar pants on fire!”
Following the development, the supporters of the LP flagbearer took to social media to Fan-Kayode for trying to misconstrue a past statement made by Obi.
See some of the reactions below.
@Ocular_Priest wrote: “Peter Obi flies a private jet only when it is necessary. This was said about him long before the 2023 Presidential race. Cheap lies and propaganda from APC supporters can’t stain PO’s immaculate reputation. Try harder.”
@CNWAOKOBIAJNR wrote: “He is on campaign consultations not on a Private Trip. If someone is kind enough to avail him a Private Jet for his campaign or consultations that ain’t from his pocket, so he hasn’t told any lie. Please raise the intellectual bar…my Egbon @realFFK you can do better than this.”
@NwaOwere_1 wrote: “Ordinary Social Media coordinator wey dem give you, you wan start wetin you no fit finish. Be careful o. We know without being bankrolled you can’t eat to talk of flying first class or PJ.”
@BlVckd3al wrote: “That statement could mean he will not use his money to; what if the flight you accused him of, was paid for by his supporter or deputy? Stop being unfortunate with mere reasons to feel relevant over PO’s campaign and prove you’re effective to your paymaster!”
@shenisaac wrote: “Omo… You of all people calling another liar! U that the word “Liar” is synonymous with your every move. Allah sawake.”
@Ciappshoes1 wrote: “You sound educated so I expect that you are educated. When he said he doesn’t fly a private jet or first class, does it mean he is allergic to them or he considers them unnecessary luxury? The answer to those questions is very important.”
@OyeNkuziMahadum wrote: “This is how you intend to do your campaign? 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Journalist asked you some years back, “FFK, which politician is bankrolling you extravagant life style?” You flared up and insulted the journalist with extreme pain and anger. Till today, you have not provided any response.”
@AlmindZe wrote: “PO is really giving you sleepless night. I thought y’all said he will fade away as time goes towards the election? Why focus and monitor a movement that will fade away? 😂😂😂 It will soon dawn on your faces, God has remembered Nigerians and he will use PO to liberate us.”