Fani-Kayode Defends Tinubu For Asking Fayemi, Ayade, Gbajabiamila, Others To Answer Questions For Him
A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council and former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has backed the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu’s at the Chatham House in London.
Naija News reports that Tinubu has received backlash from Nigerians on social media and other mediums for refusing to answer some questions thrown to him at Chatham House, instead asking his campaign team to answer on his behalf.
Tinubu delegated some of his allies including serving governors and lawmakers to answer questions posed by participants on defense, economy, education, technology, and others.
Some of those who answered questions on Tinubu’s behalf include the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai; former Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi; APC national women’s leader, Dr Betta Edu; former Commissioner for Finance in Lagos, Wale Edun; amongst others.
Defending Tinubu’s action, Fani-Kayode, in an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today, said the APC presidential candidate showed the world his team is competent.
While dismissing the notion that the APC flag bearer’s action was because he was not capable of answering them, Fani-Kayode said: “He was proving to the world that Nigeria has not only capable leaders like himself but also capable disciples, those with him at Chatham House and back here in Nigeria that would form part of his inner circle and his team when he forms government, and I am very proud of that.
“For people to assume that he cannot answer simply because he delegated, he had an interview with the BBC and he acquainted himself exceptionally well and to the fundamental questions, he didn’t delegate anybody to answer for him, he spoke well, he spoke clearly.”
The former Minister of Culture and Tourism asked Tinubu’s critics to be cautious, maintaining that being in a foreign land where he’s not obliged to answer questions in any particular format, Tinubu chose to answer some himself and delegated others to his associates.
This article was originally published on Naija News