Controversial Nigerian Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has accused former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, of being a traitor after defecting to the All Progressives Congress.
The Kaduna-based Islamic cleric said this in a Facebook post titled, ‘Judas of Oduduwa’, where he attached a previous post by Femi Fani-Kayode that he prefers to die than join APC.
Commenting on the post, Gumi called the former Nigerian minister “Judas of Oduduwa”.
The cleric also said he had known that FFK’s actions were not real.
He posted, “I have for long, neglected the rantings of the Judas of Oduduwa attacking me knowing fully well that he is fake and a traitor.
“Time has now caught up with him and thanks to Allah, all his vituperations are cast in the dustbin of merciless history.
“It is him now, one wonders which of the seven circles of hell this duper will settle if he doesn’t repent.”
Buhari formally received Fani- Kayode, who defected from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress on Thursday.
Kayode was led into the President’s office by the Caretaker Chairman of the APC and Governor of Yobe, Mr Mai-Mala Buni as well as Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State.
Speaking to State House correspondents after Kayode’s presentation, Buni quoted the President as describing the defection of Kayode to APC as a welcome development, saying that the president was pleased that the former minister had joined the APC.
He said, “We are here to present our newest member of the party, Chief Femi Fani- Kayode to the President and leader of the party.
“He is the newest member of APC and we just received him in appreciation and understanding of the President’s vision and magnanimity.
“The President received him very well. The President is a leader who shares his vision and looks toward greater Nigeria, so he received him very well and commended his courage.”
Fani-Kayode, who also spoke to the correspondents, said he believed that it was time for him to cross over to join hands with the President in moving Nigeria forward.
He said, “The point is that I felt it was time to do the right thing, to put Nigeria first and appreciate the efforts that have been made, particularly in the last couple of years in terms of security; fighting insurgency and terrorism.
“It is not always negative and when the time is right, we change direction to join forces and join hands to move the country forward.
“Doing this doesn’t mean we are enemies to anybody. Even if we are in another party, the PDP or any other party or group, we can still work together across party, regional, ethnic or religious lines,” he said.