Joe Igbokwe, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos, says the ruling party rewards and pampers enemies.
Igbokwe made the comment in reaction to the defection of Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
On Thursday, Fani-Kayode was formally presented to President Muhammadu Buhari as a new member of the APC.
His defection has since elicited criticism from many Nigerians, including members of the APC.
In the past, the former minister had described APC as a party of looters, saying he would rather die than join them.
Commenting on Fani-Kayode’s defection via a series of posts on his Facebook page, Igbokwe said many APC members have not been rewarded despite their loyalty to the party.
He said despite his work for the APC, “Abuja has not given me a phone call talk-less of inviting me for a coffee” with the president.
Igbokwe described Fani-Kayode as a “political charlatan” who was “given a red carpet in the seat of power. APC reward(s) enemies. They pamper enemies. This life no balance at all,” he said.
The former Lagos APC spokesperson said there are “countless number of APC die-hards who are 100% better than FFK. Nobody has remembered them. Not even a recharge card, not even a bottle of coke, not even thank you”.
He called on the ruling part to learn “consequences management,” noting that it takes “indiscipline and impunity to crush and destroy a nation”.
“Actions carry consequences,” he added.