Nigeria’s former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a ‘deeply’ wicked man for his refusal to allow the Igbos separate from Nigeria and using force on those agitating for the Republic of Biafra.
Fani-Kayode said this at the public presentation of the book, “The Vanity of ‘Change’ and the Audacity of Truth” written by Jude Ndukwe.
He also stated that it was nothing but wickedness that rather than engage members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in a peaceful dialogue, Buhari’s government chose to use force on them by wasting their lives and maiming them.
“When those from the east, led by Nnamdi Kanu and gallant others risking their lives said they wanted to leave because they were not getting a fair deal in Nigeria, instead of begging and persuading them to stay, you greet them with bullets, incarcerate them. This wicked package that came with the Buhari administration is unacceptable”, he said.
While talking about the health condition of President Buhari and his political ambition for 2019, Fani-Kayode said that those pushing him to run for the Presidency again were wicked and heartless.
“Just the other day, the presidency claimed Buhari was well and could run for a second term. This is the president we don’t know his whereabouts. We don’t know if he can talk, walk or stand and you are here feeding us with what you want us to hear.
“This was a man who was in the country for weeks without attending any function and you want us to believe that he is alright. Instead of those people to tell him that Sir, please step down and give power to your second in command they are pushing him for another term, this is ridiculous.”
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Meanwhile, ex-Special Assistant to former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on New Media, Reno Omokri, has asserted that the Igbos are being marginalised and has tabled different instances to back up his claim.
Omokri took to his Facebook wall to explain how Nigerians from the south-east geopolitical zone are being marginalised saying:
“If you do not believe that the Igbo are marginalised in Nigeria then visit Aba and Nnewi. There, Nigerians of Igbo origin manufacture (not assemble) all manner of products that begin from letter A and end with letter Z.
“In Aba alone, they produce 1 million pairs of shoe EVERY DAY (you read me right EVERY DAY). In Nnewi, they have more Manufacturing companies than they have in Nigeria’s largest geopolitical zone, the Northwest.
“Yet, both Anambra or Abia do not have an airport even though their citizens are the heaviest commercial travellers in Nigeria BAR NONE!
[While] some states with little to no commercial activity have not just an airport, but a fully functional international airport. Try explaining this to yourself without using the word marginalisation!”