Presidential Appointment: PDP's Fani-Kayode Speaks on Ex-wife's New Portfolio
Recall that we reported earlier today that Ms. Saratu Atta, the 53-year-old former wife of Nigerian politician, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, was appointed as a personal assistant to the Ghanaian president-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo.
Speaking exclusively to Premium Times on Thursday afternoon, the former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, hailed the appointment of his former wife by the president-elect of Ghana.
Fani-Kayode said: “I am very happy for her. She certainly deserves it because she’s been working with Akufo-Addo for so long and I am sure she will do a great job.”
He also spoke highly of Akufo-Addo while commending his ex-wife for her perseverance.
“Akufo-Addo is my good friend and a great man,” Mr. Fani-Kayode said. “I think that’s why they were able to remain focused after narrowly missing the Ghanaian presidency in 2008 and 2012.”
Ms. Atta, married Fani-Kayode in 1987 and bore him a female child named Folake in the same year. They parted ways around 1989 when Mr. Fani-Kayode found a new wife, Yemisi Wada. She is the daughter of the first civilian governor of Kwara State, Adamu Atta, who passed on in May 2014 at the age of 87.
Findings also reveal that Akufo-Addo was once married to Fani-Kayode’s older sister, Remi. The Ghanaian president-elect and Remi were married for 10 years and spent most of their time together in Paris before returning to Accra where they later divorced after two children together.