The whole drama started on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, when the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Sen. Aisha Jumai Alhassan announced her loyality to her godfather, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, against her current boss, President Mohammad Buhari should the former contest in the 2019 Presidential election. The revelation sure stirred some air.
Reactions from all corners trailed the news. While some condemn the Minister’s speech, calling her a traitor, others applauded her courage. Amongst those who applauded the Minister’s speech was former Minister for Aviation, Chief Femi Fani KAYODE. In his tweet, while praising the Minister’s courage, he said: “Mama Taraba is a courageous woman who has spoken the truth. Vice President Abubakar Atiku is a blessing to this nation whilst President Muhammadu Buhari is a curse. The APC sun is about to set. “Mama Taraba has a duty to tell us all she knows about Governor Nasir El Rufai’s alleged role in the Chibok girls scam and Boko Haram. I urge her to do so.
“I said it BEFORE, DURING and AFTER the 2015 presidential campaign that the truth about the Chibok girls and those behind BH was yet to be heard. Now it is all coming out. Nothing is hidden under the sun.”
However, this remark seems not to go down well with the serving minister who claimed Chief Femi Fani Kayode was peddling falsehood. She then replied him by saying, “As a former minister of the Federal Republic, it is demeaning on your person to deliberately engage in peddling falsehood. I never said such.
“You peddled falsehood. And that’s exactly what it is: Lies and propaganda. Thank God the APC is cleaning up your mess.”
The drama went even farther as the former Aviation Minister calls out to Mama Taraba, to stop blowing hot and cold. He urged her not to be intimidated and should stand firm on truth. He said, “Mama Taraba should continue to stand on the platform of truth and not allow herself to be intimidated. I reacted to a story in which she allegedly exposed Nasir El Rufai.
“It took her 24 hours to deny the story and I wonder why it took so long. If the story is not true she should blame the original source, medium and author of the allegation and not me.
“I merely reacted to it like millions of other Nigerians did. She should clean up her stinking mess and not blame me for it.
“I guess that it is also not true that her associates in the APC government have alleged that 12 million went missing under her watch as Minister and that she now supports Abubakar Atiku against her own boss.
“She should stand firm and stop blowing hot and cold. You cannot serve God and the devil at the same time. I repeat she should clean up her stinking mess and understand that I am not a soft or easy target.
“Whichever way the APC sun is still setting. My advice to her is to stop getting her pretty knickers in a twist, to tow the path of honor, to resign from this accursed government and to leave the APC before they strip her stark naked and feed her to the dogs.”
– Azeezat Kareem for encomium.ng