Femi Fani-Kayode: In Desperate Search For Relevance, By Akinloye James
Femi Fani-Kayode needs help urgently. His immediate family, friends and political associates need to act promptly to save this mentally distressed man-child before he becomes completely unhinged and enters the market. In Yoruba belief and tradition, a mentally challenged person can still be saved if he/she is attended to promptly before displaying madness in the market. Once the sick fellow enters the market, there may be no way back for him.
In Fani-Kayode’s case, there will be no way back for him if his family members and friends fail to act promptly and let him commence treatment, once again. It is an open secret that the ex-minister has a history of mental illness, having to travel to neighbouring Ghana to receive treatment years ago.
While everybody assumed that he was well, especially since he had held public office in the not too distant past, his ceaseless unwarranted and unprovoked attacks on the ruling All Progressives Congress and the person of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) that has since become his pastime, are proofs that he needs help.
Though from an honourable family, he has since proved with his intemperate and dark language that he did not take to the lessons of his father; the late Chief Remi Fani-Kayode. Despite the millions of naira spent on his education in schools abroad, Fani-Kayode has refused to leave the gutter where he snugly fits. What a shame! He has shown with his foul-mouthed rants time and again that he is an attention seeker who won’t keep quiet until he gets his comeuppance.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and his principal, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan won’t be the first or last to lose an election but rather than move on and get a life, this deviant/moron is still smarting from the crushing defeat meted out to him, his party and principal in the 2015 general elections. Rather than engage in ennobling activities while awaiting the 2019 general elections just around the corner, he has been busy heaping all sorts of invectives on Professor Osinbajo. Yes, he is well within his rights to disagree with some of the policies of the APC government and comments credited to the professor of law and pastor, but you don’t have to deploy disagreeable words in expressing your position.
Given his background and age, he should be well above this crass display of foolishness, intolerance and hatred. Sadly, that has not been the case since that disappointing 2015 defeat. He has since then become a self-appointed rabid and raving defender of Christians and the south, all sorts of garbage spewing forth from his hate-filled and jealousy-poisoned interior.
In fact, it’s surprising that the man facing trial for the humongous amount he stole under Dr. Jonathan and who has resorted to infantile tactics to escape justice, has not been long consumed by his hatred and jealousy of the Vice President. He has abused the man several times but not once has Osinbajo or any of his staff replied. Could this be what is furthering emboldening Fani-Kayode? Or is he rather pained that the nation’s Number Two Citizen does not dignify his unrelenting attacks with a response? As the Holy Bible, which he has resorted to quoting copiously from to disguise his angst against the VP notes: “What fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion has light with darkness” (2 Corinthians 6:14). Osinbajo is simply not in Fani-Kayode’s class! Unlike Fani-Kayode, he had a proper upbringing, upholds the highest moral ideals and won’t enter the gutter with him. Fani-Kayode is a man that would laugh in the face of ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ when there are billions to pilfer from the public till and get away with the heist. Why should one choose to joust with such a low life?
Fani-Kayode’s saving grace for now is that the VP is not minded to be like Elisha who called out bears to devour ill-trained children who were making jest of his bald head. If Osinbajo was so minded, he would have since issued the appropriate dessert to the juvenile attention seeker just to show him that he is a real servant of God.
Really, Fani-Kayode needs to get a life. He should spend more time with his young son and teach him to be a real man, not the joyless, hate-wrought, bitter man he himself has become. Hitting viciously on Osinbajo to provoke an official response won’t just wash. Nobody will turn him into a martyr by ordering his arrest for the ill-conceived libellous pieces he writes. If he likes, he can write till kingdom come. He will get his just reward in the fullness of time.