A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Femi Fani-Kayode, has recounted his ordeals in the hands of the party and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Fani-Kayode, in a lengthy article he wrote at the weekend, in response to the reactions by many Nigerians to his rumoured plan to defect to the APC, said that most political leaders in the country have not been able to face hardship or deprivation and violation of rights he has experienced under PDP and APC governments.
He said this experiences have become the norm to people like him and they are used to them and have continued to struggle and fight the system regardless.
“Do you know that I have not been able to travel out of Nigeria for the last 13 years because my passport was first seized by a PDP government for eight years and then by an APC government for five years?” The politician said.
“Do you know that I could not even go for medical check-ups outside the country because of that?
Fani-Kayode also recounted how he was locked up with Boko Haram suspects but did not complain or stop speaking truth to power.
“Do you know I was locked up by both PDP and APC Federal Governments for no just cause?” He said.