Infamous Ex-Minister, Fani-Kayode Hires Women To Stage ‘Mini Solidarity Welcome Rally’ After Defection Backlash

Amidst heavy criticism over his defection to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), discredited former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode on Monday paid some ladies to welcome him again to his Abuja house, SaharaReporters has gathered.

The former Minister had shared a video displaying the ladies dancing and singing.

Infamous Ex-Minister, Fani-Kayode Hires Women To Stage 'Mini Solidarity Welcome Rally' After Defection Backlash 2

“Home sweet home! Faithful God! Bless His name!” Fani-Kayode wrote while sharing the video.

The women were heard saying, “Our helper oo! Our helper oooo!! Our helper oooo!!! There is something that makes me come to your presence, our helper.”

SaharaReporters gathered from a dependable supply near the previous minister that the ladies have been paid to indicate assist for Fani-Kayode amidst the backlash that adopted his defection.

“The women in the video were paid, some as low as N3,000 to show that he has a support base,” the supply stated. 

The former Minister had final Thursday formally returned to the APC.

Fani-Kayode was offered to President Muhammadu Buhari on the State House, Abuja, by the Chairman of APC National Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni.

While talking, Fani-Kayode had stated he was instrumental to the defection of three Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors to APC.

However, two years in the past when it was rumoured that the previous Minister had joined the APC, he utterly dominated out the potential for defecting to the ruling celebration.

Taking to Twitter on the time, he described the ruling celebration as “a filthy, rat-infested sinking ship.”

He additionally referred to the the celebration as “darkness” and “the Almajiri Peoples Congress (APC)”.

He had stated, “The suggestion that l joined the APC is false and insulting. Those that are peddling this fake news should bury their heads in shame. With what we have witnessed, l would rather die than join a filthy, rat-infested sinking ship like the Almajiri Peoples Congress (APC).

“I am committed to opposing the APC and those that are in their ranks for the rest of my natural life and I will NEVER join them no matter what! They are nothing but darkness whilst l stand for the light of God and truth: there can be NO fellowship between light and darkness.”

Although Fani-Kayode stated he returned to the APC for the unity of the nation, SaharaReporters gathered that he defected to have his corruption instances with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) quashed. 

He was arraigned in 2016, alongside a former Minister of State for Finance, Nenadi Usman; Danjuma Yusuf, and a agency, Joint Trust Dimensions Ltd over an alleged N4.9 billion fraud.

The former Minister, who was additionally the Director of Publicity for ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s presidential marketing campaign organisation for the 2015 election, was accused of conspiring with the others to, straight and not directly, retain numerous sums which the EFCC claimed they must have fairly recognized have been proceeds of crime.

In one of many counts, the defendants have been accused of conspiring amongst themselves to “indirectly retain the sum of N1,500,000,000.00 which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act to wit: stealing.”

The 4 have been additionally accused of not directly retaining N300 million, N400 million and N800 million, all proceeds of corruption, based on the EFCC.

Fani-Kayode was accused of straight utilizing elements of the cash at numerous occasions, together with N250,650,000.00, which he allegedly used between March 20 and 25, 2015.

He was additionally accused of creating a money transaction of N24 million with one Olubode Oke, stated to nonetheless be at giant, on February 12, 2015 “to Paste Poster Co of 125, Lewis Street, Lagos Island.”

The duo have been stated to have made the transaction with out going by means of any monetary establishment, an act the EFCC claimed was opposite to sections 1(a) and 16(d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012, and punishable beneath Section 16(2)(b) of the identical Act.

Months later, the previous minister was rearrested and solely arraigned on 5 counts bordering on cash laundering to the tune of N26 million.

According to the EFCC, Fani-Kayode allegedly acquired the sum of N26 million from the workplace of the previous National Security Adviser (ONSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) in 2014.

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