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Why I Wore Abia Delegate In APC Convention – Fani Kayode Open Up

Femi Fani-Kayode, the former Minister of Aviation, has responded on Instagram to a photo of him wearing a ‘Abia delegate scarf’ at the All Progressives Congress’s recently finished national convention.

Fani-Kayode claims that he had no idea what was written on the scarf until he saw a picture of it on the internet.

He remarked that he was patiently sat when a friend draped the scarf around his neck with the Abia delegate inscription on it.

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When Fani-Kayode saw what was written on the scarf, he rolled around on the floor and laughed.


He was perplexed by Nigerians’ infatuation with him, noting that every incident involving Fani-Kayode becomes a topic of conversation.

The former minister in the post wrote, “ON A LIGHTER NOTE: There I was sitting down quietly in my corner at the APC convention when a friend of mine came and placed an innocuous but beautiful little scarf around my neck which had “Abia state delegate” written on it.

“I didn’t even know what was written on the scarf until I saw the now famous picture plastered all over the social media today.

“Apart from that my friend and brother, the brilliant Dr. Reuben Abati, asked me about it during a live interview with Arise Television this afternoon. It was actually his first question.

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“The question made me laugh and when I later saw others asking the same question all over the social media coupled with all manner of strange commentary I literally rolled all over the floor with even more laughter. All of this attention and interest over the words that were printed on a scarf?

“I wonder how my good friend and big brother Chief Emenike, one of the key leaders of our party from Abia state, felt when some said I was now claiming to be from Abia and that I was representing Abia at the convention.


“For the record I registered for the party in Abuja and I was not a delegate for Abia.

“I was there as a leader of the party from FCT and also as a member of the Media and Publicity Commitee for the Convention. And what a great day and convention it was!

“What baffles me is this singular obsession that many people from all over the country appear to have about me.


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“Anything and everything to do with FFK becomes an issue and a subject of intense interest and scrutiny with them.

“The colour of my shoes, trousers, hair and eyes is the object of their interest and they simply cannot do without talking about me.


“Worse of all all manner of strange thoughts and fantasies take place when they look at my pictures. I guess it is each to his own.

“If looking at FFK’s pictures gives you joy and makes it a better day for you then so be it.

“Meanwhile I love all the attention. It keeps me looking young and puts a smile on my face.

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“And yes I am from every part of Nigeria including Lagos, Osun, FCT, the North and the South.


“I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody.”


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