Adaobi Uchegbu, One of the Women Femi Fani Kayode Claimed Intimate Relationship with Responds
Chief Femi Fani Kayode in his controversial article, A Word For Those That Call Me A Tribalist By Femi Fani-Kayode had claimed that claimed that he had a long standing and intimate relationship with three different Igbo women to buttress his point that he is not a tribalist as many people believe. One of those women is Honourable Adaobi Uchegbu.
In Fani Kayode’s words about Uchegbu, he said: I was not a tribalist when I had a long-standing and intimate relationship with Miss Adaobi Uchegbu, another igbo lady, who was exceptionally close to me and who is now at the National Headquarters of the ruling PDP.”
While many would expect Uchegbu to chastise Fani Kayode for his comment, the woman had rather spoken in his support saying she is intimately grateful to FFK.
Below are the words from Adaobi Uchegbu:
“I had just finished a meeting in Awka, Anambra state, about our just concluded ward delegate congress,when my co-ordinator called me. He told me about the article Chief Fani Kayode wrote.
Chief Fani Kayode had written that he was not tribalistic and then, he went ahead to list a number of prominent women, my name included, as women of igbo extraction,who he had been closely related with.
I met chief Fani-Kayode at a PDP presidential rally at Eagle’s Square in 2003. And when Chief Fani Kayode became the Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, i became one of his many aides.
I will not deny the fact that it was in Chief Fani Kayode’s office that i had my first experience in politics. It was in Chief Fani Kayode’s office that i learnt the gift of eloquence and public writing. I learnt from Chief Fani Kayode the virtue of being loyal to your boss, and most of all, i learnt the ability to be determined and show love to my country, Nigeria.
Armed with some political experience, i immersed myself in the politics of my state, Anambra and i contested in Anambra State House of Assembly in 2011 and thereafter,i also submitted my humble self for the position of the PDP National Woman Leader last year.
A few of my supporters have told me to condemn, in the strongest terms, the said article. But,i will not do that.
I would rather concentrate on my political activities.
Chief Fani Kayode is one of the few de-tribalised Nigerian that i know of. Chief Fani Kayode was a former brilliant and hardworking PDP chieftain. And i will always respect that fact.
Thank you for your patience, in reading this.
From Chief (Honourable) Adaobi Kate Uchegbu.”
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