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Defection: Gumi punches spirit-led Fani Kayode, says he is ‘Judas of Oduduwa’

Controversial Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has punched former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode (FFK), over his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) despite his strong criticism of the party and its stakeholders.

NewsWireNGR had earlier reported that FFK on Thursday officially joined the ruling party as he was welcomed by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Reacting to FFK’s defection, Gumi in a post on his Facebook page described Fani-Kayode as “Judas of Oduduwa”.

He also stated that he has “for long, neglected the rantings of the Judas of Oduduwa attacking me knowing fully well that he is fake and a traitor.

“Time has now caught up with him and thanks to Allah, all his vituperations are cast in the dustbin of merciless history.

“It is him now, one wonders which of the seven circles of hell this duper will settle if he doesn’t repent.”

Meanwhile, Fani-Kayode had claimed the Spirit of God led him to defect and that he joined the APC to help the unity of the country, adding that he was against anything that would cause the disintegration of Nigeria.

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Speaking, FFK said, “I’ll say that the only constant thing in life is change. You can’t hold me to what I’ve said in the past if circumstances change and I will always bow to superior argument and logic.

“For me, the primary cause today and let me say this, there’s no way I will renege on my fundamental core values and principles, anybody that knows me will tell you that.

“I believe in certain things; how the country should be moved forward. I will fight for that from within this party to ensure it’s done. I believe in fairness and equity. But the most important thing for us today is we must not allow our country to fall apart based on disagreement and misunderstanding amongst one another.

“I’ve recognized the fact that we’re very close to war, a lot of people don’t know this and God forbid we should go into that. We should come together build it. If they criticize me for that, it’s their right to do so.

“I don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings, but I’ve made a choice, I believe I’ve been led by the Spirit of God and I will fight the … and fight for what I believe is right within this party as I would anyway. I will never give up on my core values and principles.”

He also disclosed that he was instrumental in the exit of three Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors to the APC.

The governors he mentioned were Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, Ben Ayade of Cross River State and Bello Matawale of Zamfara State.

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