Former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to criticism that has greeted his appearance at the wedding fatiha of President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf.
Mr Fani-Kayode, TODAY POLITICS observed, was the subject of discussion between late Thursday evening and early Friday morning after he posted pictures of himself and his critics in Kano to attend the ceremony.
His critics, who mostly described him as being unprincipled, immediately dug up a disparaging remarks attributed to former president Olusegun Obasanjo where the latter described him as a fair weather politician.
Others lambasted him for previously portraying Communication Minister Isa Pantami as a homicidal, sociopathic and psychotic individual but changed his tune three months after, describing the minister now as his friend and brother.
In series of tweets Saturday morning, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain said he was playing politics without bitterness by criticising and dinning with officials of the Buhari administration he has severally ridiculed.
He cited other individuals who are perceived as foes but put away their political differences and dined together at the wedding.
“Buba Galadima with Ahmad Lawan, GEJ with PMB, GEJ with VP & Atiku with PMB. Politics is about bridge-building regardless of your differences,” the former minister remarked, adding that: “It is not war. You can be friends with ur political adversary& still disagree. It’s called politics without bitterness & being civilised.”
Meanwhile, President Buhari and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, were fist-bumping at the event to the admiration of onlookers.