Former minister of Aviation, Culture and Tourism, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, described Atiku as the most destructive force of the fourth republic. He said: “The notion that Nigeria will break up if our candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and our party, the APC wins the presidential election next year, is as nonsensical and puerile as it is asinine. Atiku is by far the most destructive force that has bedevilled the Fourth Republic.
“Not only did he attempt to destroy President Olusegun Obasanjo and his administration which he served from 1999 till 2007 but he also destroyed the chances of his party the PDP and President Goodluck Jonathan from winning the presidential election in 2015 by his infamous deceit and betrayal.
“Today in 2022, he (Atiku) has done the same to PDP all over again by dividing the party, violating its constitution with impunity, imposing himself as its presidential candidate, insisting on keeping a divisive, cantankerous and malevolent specimen of a man who calls himself the National Chairman in power and betraying the few righteous and courageous Southern and Northern Governors in his party by implementing what is clearly an ethnic, religious and regional agenda.”
He noted that the opposition party has continued to decline and depreciate since Atiku returned in December 2017 after his short stint with the APC and following his loss in the 2015 presidential election.
“When he returned to the PDP, it had two testicles but today it only has one left. He devoured the first with his gluttony, hate and greed for power and he left the second intact hoping to devour it later. He will suck out the very soul of our nation with all its goodness and virtues and leave us a shadow of our former selves.
“He is a destroyer and not a unifier: a destroyer that is surrounded by a group of shady businessmen and wild and hungry touts who spend their time throwing crazy parties behind closed doors in exotic locations like Dubai, Paris, and Morocco and who have no idea or knowledge about how to address our nation’s problems or run a modern nation-state. Placing Nigeria in the hands of such a man and such people will surely be our end.”
Fani-Kayode reiterated that Tinubu is the best candidate, and denounced allegations that he is a dictator.