The Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Drainage and Water Resources, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, has faulted his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), for accepting a former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, into the party on Thursday.
Mr. Fani-Kayode was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of APC, and governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Mr. Fani-Kayode had defected to the party from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after casting aspersions on the party and insulting President Muhammadu Buhari for over six years long before the 2015 general election that ousted former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
Reacting to the defection, Mr. Igbokwe, in social media posts that have gone viral, expressed sadness that Fani-Kayode was given a red carpet welcome while his efforts remain unappreciated.
The APC chieftain regretted that the former Minister was not coming to add value to the party, rather will tear the party apart.
In his social media post, Igbokwe wrote: “Despite all my push for APC, Abuja has not given me a phone call talk more of inviting me for a coffee with the C-in-C.
“But here is a political charlatan and prostitute being given a red carpet in seat of power-Abuja.”
Another post on Facebook by Igbokwe read :
“What am I trying to do? What am I trying to make? APC NATIONAL should stand up and take responsibility. Let me not talk about countless APC foot soldiers across Nigeria.
“They shout for APC on empty stomachs. They are called names on a daily basis and accepted all the insults with equanimity and soundness of mind.
“They love Nigeria. They love APC. They love PMB. They love the humongous work APC is doing across.
“They see it. They feel it. They are unrepentant Buharists. They work without anybody giving them a pat on the back.
“They work day and night and even do the work of publicity secretary with their own data and yet nobody cares for them and even the system they are slaving for have not recognised them.
“I have tried my best in Lagos to bring them together on few occasions, pleading for patience and understanding but there is no respite.
“Yet APC will be going round bringing charlatans, enemies, and dolts into the party at the drop a hat.
“APC should look inwards and do the needful. A labourer deserves his pay. Reward hard work and the people will do more.”