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“It’s a very insulting question” – FFK blasts TV reporter who asked if his defection to APC was money-related

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Former Aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode (FFK) has blasted a TV reporter for asking him if his defection to the APC was finance related.

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Recall that FFK recently defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) from the PDP, which he was a member of, as we reported.

Femi Fani-Kayode was speaking in a live interview on Channels Television, when a reporter asked him if his defection to a party he had severally criticized and sworn not to join, was influenced by financial issues.

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However, FFK who felt angered and insulted by the question, immediately fired back at the reporter.

He said;

“I don’t expect that kind of ridiculous and absurd question from you. I have never ever lacked in finances. There have been no inducements. Politicians don’t move because of finances. If I wanted finace, I would have moved a lot sooner than today. I have struggled and I have fought over the last six years than any of the little monkeys that said what you just said to me now.

I stand proud and I stand tall. The kind of family I come from, the kind of background I have, finance is never an issue, but of course this is always the absurd narrative that people with a very small brain, with low intelligence quotient will always put out when they feel threatened and I don’t care. You can insult me from morning till night. It means nothing to me. What is important to me is my God and the fact that I am doing the right thing at the right time.

I am considerably more wealthy than most people think and I don’t need anything from anybody. I work hard, I have always worked hard and I never lacked anything good. When I was fighting the government, you didn’t talk about finances or no finances. Now that I am not fighting the government you are talking about finances or no finances. It’s an old narrative. It’s an old story particularly form Nigerians from a particular segment of society like to say about those of us that are in the elite and I am not prepared to such rubbish and I am surprised you can ask me that kind of question.

Why don’t you go and ask a number of others that same question when they defect. It’s a very insulting question and no basis to it whatsoever”

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