Fani-Kayode hails appointment of ex-wife by Ghanaian president-elect

Saratu Atta

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has hailed the appointment of his former wife by the president-elect of Ghana.

Nana Akufo-Addo appointed Saratu Atta on Wednesday as a personal assistant to serve in his government which will be inaugurated on Saturday.

“I am very happy for her,” Mr. Fani-Kayode told PREMIUM TIMES by telephone Thursday afternoon. “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.”

Mr. Fani-Kayode also spoke highly of Mr. 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.”

The Ghanaian president-elect, a member of the New Patriotic Party, emerged winner of the December 7, 2016 elections there, defeating incumbent John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress.

Ms. Atta, 53, married Mr. 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.

PREMIUM TIMES’ findings also reveal that Mr. Akufo-Addo was once married to Mr. 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.

Ms. Atta declined to comment when contacted by PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday.


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  • CeeCee1818

    This does not smell right. Anything with FFK in it does not pass the smell test, just my opinion so please don’t crucify me for it.

    • Baka

      You are right. FFK is an opportunist and keen to exploit this new opportunity to reconnect.

      • CeeCee1818

        Watch him exploit the Ghanaian angles.

        • silvermagnum

          You are worse than i am. Good one. Hahahaha!!!!!!

      • Kallah Bature

        I don’t think he will succeed this time.The woman has moved on.Reason why she refused to comment.She is in effect trying to avoid unwanted attention and controversy that may cost her this precious job.

        • CeeCee1818

          Do you think this will stop him? I don’t see him not taking advantage of the close proximity to the president.

    • Burbank

      Midas turned everything he touched into gold; Fani Kayode turned everything gold into sh*t.

      • Otile

        You are very vulgar. Can you ever be civil for once?

      • silvermagnum

        Jonah can testify to that 100%

    • silvermagnum

      You are hitting below the belt. Hahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!! Nice one.

  • ndababa

    Why is divorce around ffk left,right, back , front and centre?

    • Iskacountryman

      na stubborn man…e never learn yes dear…

      • CeeCee1818

        Lol, the “yes dear ” makes guys seem weak, and that’s not an attractive quality.

    • silvermagnum

      The clown cannot handle his own home front yet he is stupidly trying to criticize the president of a nation.
      Big joker.

  • D’analyst

    Lol…trying to pave way for exile in Ghana. NO WAY!!!

  • Otile

    Awon omo Odua, will you all cut off this gossip mill. Leave the man alone, you hopeless bunch of touts.

  • silvermagnum

    How ironic, This same woman stuck with you through thick and thin helped you through your drug addiction,you dumped her thinking you would get a plump appointment had jonadaft won. Now you face corruption charges while she gets the appointment you can only dream of.
    Femi good begets good and evil begets evil.The campaign SUV you were supposed to get is now with the EFCC. Kpele.

    • kehinde

      I am sure u know this is a family affair and u dont know what brought about separation,so i dont think u have the right to insult the person of FFK.Leave them alone.

  • government

    No second term for FFK.

  • oyoko

    oya, run go join her. start singing her praises and write good thing about the president; who knows he may give you appointment for your ex-wife sake. you know you are good in stuff like this. for your life don’t you try my suggestion; they are not like us. they know failures when they see one.

  • endipin

    Enhn.. gen gen.

  • Takhdeer

    PT omitted to tell us that Ms Attah has a Ghanaian mother. In Ghana that makes you a citizen.

    • CeeCee1818

      What about the dad?

      • So oju abe niko

        says there in black and white that father was late Adamu Attah, first civilian governor of Kwara State from 1979-1983.

  • Sincere-Voice

    I wonder what FFK mind was like when his friend, Fayose, advised Ghanaians to turn down the president elect.

  • Julius

    lolz, this FFK self. Na wa oo !!

  • Debaptist

    Maybe he will finally relocate to Ghana and give us some peace. Carry all his dangerous, misinformed analysis to Accra, bye bye to regberegbe!

    • CeeCee1818

      Nooooo, Ghanaians don’t need confusion.

    • kassim

      laughing out loud!!!

    • Hassan M. Auwal

      Amin woooo…. Lol !