A former Minister of Aviation and chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Femi Fani-Kayode has hit out famous novelist Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie over a letter she wrote to the United States President Joe Biden addressing the ills of the 2023 presidential polls.
The article “Hollow Democracy” called out the leadership of the United States and the United Kingdom for congratulating Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his victory at the presidential polls.
She stated that the United States has begun to compromise its democratic standards and values by congratulating a man who won an election through dubious and violent means.
Meanwhile, Fani-Kayode has played down the submissions of Chimamanda in her letter to the US President.
Fani-Kayode described the renowned novelist as an “over-rated and Igbocentric new age diva”, and Nigerians do not need to be tutored by her ideas.
According to Vanguard, Fani-Kayode urged the novelist to stick to writing her fictional and non-fictional pieces rather than interfere in political matters she is not inclined to.
The former minister of aviation stated that the approach of Chimamanda reporting his compatriot to a foreign leader does not speak well of her or portray her as a patriotic Nigerian.