Popular Nigerian journalist cum politician, Dele Momodu, has opined that the reason former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, is quiet on the controversy surrounding the academic records of President Bola Tinubu is because he cannot defend the forgery allegation.
Recall that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar had accused Tinubu of forging his Chicago State University (CSU) certificate submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Tinubu and Atiku’s camps have been at loggerheads over the matter since it has been in the public domain after a United States Court ordered CSU to release the certificate to Atiku.
Speaking in an Instagram video on Thursday, Momodu asked President Tinubu to stop surrounding himself with sycophants who don’t know anything about the law.
The Publisher of Ovation Magazine said even lawyers know better that it is difficult to defend forgery, which is why most of them are quiet about the controversy.
He said: “Stop surrounding yourself with sycophants who don’t know anything. There are more intelligent people in Nigeria who will advise you. Go and find them. They are there.
“Nobody can justify forgery, nobody! Lawyers know that anyway, so I’m sure that people like Fani-Kayde, know. They can’t justify it, that’s why they are all keeping quiet now.”
Momodu added that the president needs to apologise, and it is left for Nigerians to accept or not.
“Why can’t you just apologise and move on? As I said, it doesn’t mean people will accept that apology. At least start from somewhere, you are insulting us.
“And you are allowing these boys who are just coming to collect peanuts to insult everybody on social media? I will defend a man who has the courage to apologise,” he added.