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Former minister Fani-Kayode suspends staff for calling Sambo Dasuki a traitor





- A member of Fani-Kayode's media team has been suspended

- Fani-Kayode said the staff used his Twitter handle to denigrate former NSA Dasuki

- The former minister described Dasuki as a loyal ally to the ex-president Goodluck Jonathan

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Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, has suspended one of his staff for using his Twitter handle to insult and call the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki, a traitor who betrayed former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.

Legit.ng reports that Fani-Kayode, in a thread of tweets on Monday, April 19, said a member of his social media team tweeted an allegation about those that betrayed Goodluck Jonathan during the 2015 election with his handle.

Former minister Fani-Kayode suspends staff for calling Sambo Dasuki a traitor
Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has suspended one of his staff for calling Sambo Dasuki a traitor. Credit: @realFFK
Source: Twitter

He said Dasuki was loyal to Jonathan throughout his four years tenure as the NSA, adding that the erring staff has been relieved of his job.

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Fani-Kayode said:

“Col. Sambo Dasuki was one of the names mentioned. This was done without my authorisation and in error. Col. Dasuki was a faithful loyal member of the Jonathan admin. and for the 4 years that he was in detention, I spoke up for him more than anyone else.
“It was unfortunate and unacceptable for his name to be on that list and I have not only queried the individual that tweeted it but also suspended him from my employment.
“Apart from the fact that Col. Sambo Dasuki remains a dear friend & brother, the Dasukis & the Fani-Kayode’s have a long-standing relationship which predates this generation. For example Col. Dasuki’s father,the late Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki, was very close to mine."

The former minister insisted that Dasuki was not a traitor, saying that the ex-NSA never worked against the Jonathan election bid in 2015.

He added:

“He served former president Jonathan as NSA diligently, faithfully and loyally. I regret any embarrassment that this error may have caused him or his loved ones. The offending tweet has been removed."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Fani-Kayode advised Nigerians to elect a young and bridge-builder as a successor to President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

It was reported the ex-minister gave the advice in a thread of tweets on his verified Twitter handle, @realFFK on Tuesday, April 6.

Fani-Kayode said the struggle in Nigerian politics now is no longer between two major parties - the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Source: Legit Nigeria

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