Saturday 13 May 2017

Buhari’s ill-Health: Fani-Kayode beating drums of war – O’Oduwa group

A socio-political organisation, Concerned O’Oduwa Progressive Youth Assembly, on Wednesday, condemned the calls by a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, that Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), should take over government from President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to COPYA, the untoward behaviour “is unfortunately something that is culturally associated with instances of genetically oriented mental health issues or at best indicative of substance abuse.”

The National Co-ordinator of the group, Kola Salawu, at a press conference in Lagos, advised that FFK, as he is popularly called, should stop blackmailing Buhari.

Salawu said, “Beyond these implications of cultural symbolism, instigating hate and violence by some undesirable elements among our ethnic nationality is guaranteed to have political costs. In the long term, it will do damage to Yoruba interest in the Nigerian political equation. We demand that Femi Fani-Kayode and his likes immediately withdraw the call for war in the interest of the country’s peace and unity.

“Promoting hatred and violence under any guise is therefore something that any person of this sophisticated ethnic group, Yoruba, which we are proud members will be happy to be associated with. Such is our sense of culture and civility. We are a thorough breed that from time immemorial have played immense role in uplifting the tenets of justice, togetherness, fair play and emergence of an egalitarian society and advancing the cause of humanity together with our collective wellbeing in Nigeria.”

He described recent outbursts by Fani-Kayode as campaign of misinformation as well as disinformation that have been mounted by anarchists who have wickedly chosen to see nothing positive in the good things going on in the country.

“Specifically, we have watched with concern the growing instance of active promotion of hate, ethnic paranoid, call to insurgency, call to commit pogrom and other negative acts that amount to crimes in any country of the world”, COPYA said.

Salawu wondered why a man currently scurrying from one court to another over cases of graft brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), over offences which dated as far back as when he was in office as an appointee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), would embark on such destructive pilgrimages.

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