The presidency has admitted that Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, said unforgivable things about President Muhammadu Buhari, before he defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

This was contained in a statement signed by Femi Adesina, who is Buhari’s spokesperson.

Adesina however noted that Fani-Kayode has received mercy and forgiveness from the president.

Fani-Kayode, last week shocked Nigerians when he officially dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the APC.

He was received into the party by President Buhari.

The move has, however, triggered backlash from concerned Nigerians as many lambasted FFK, describing his nature of politics as unstable.

However, in the statement, Femi Adesina said: “Between last week and now, vitriol poured by FFK on anybody with the slightest affinity to APC has been dug up serially.

“He has said things straight from the gutters, things that the natural man would call unforgivable and unpardonable.

“Against President Buhari, the first family, Yusuf Buhari whom he wished had died when the latter had an almost fatal bike accident, APC as a party, the government, leaders of the party, groups and individuals. Even this writer has suffered horrid descriptions from FFK in many write-ups.

“Buhari showed him mercy, dropping like gentle rain from heaven, when he could have otherwise spat into the sky, collecting the spittle with his own face. Was that not what me and you would have done? Confess.

“We would have told FFK to go to hell, and stay there. But Buhari didn’t. He displayed an attribute of God: forgiveness”.