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June 10, 2018

OBJ, IBB, Jonathan, others not enemies of Nigeria – Fani-Kayode

OBJ, IBB, Jonathan, others not enemies of Nigeria – Fani-Kayode

Gowon, OBJ, Shagari, IBB, Shonekan, Abdulsalami, Jonathan and Buhari

By Dirisu Yakubu
ABUJA-A former Minister of ‎Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has said ex-leaders including former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, former military President State, Ibrahim Babangida, ertswhile Minister of Defence, General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (retd) and a handful of other opposition elements are not enemies of the Nigerian state.

Gowon, OBJ, Shagari, IBB, Shonekan, Abdulsalami, Jonathan and Buhari


Fani-Kayode in a statement Sunday in Abuja, also said the alleged plot by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration “to silence leaders” of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is dangerous to the survival of the nation’s democracy.

Chief Fani-Kayode who was one-time Minister of Culture and Tourism argued that the role being played by the former leaders is expected in a democracy where divergent views and opinions must be freely expressed to put government on its toes.

“I have read the disturbing reports about the Buhari administration’s plan to frame up, arrest and detain President Olusegun Obasanjo on trumped up and politically-motivated charges.

“The government is also planning to target other key opposition figures and elder statesmen as we get closer to 2019 such as General T.Y. Danjuma, General Ibrahim Babangida, President Goodluck Jonathan and a handful of others,” he said.

“Governments come and go and no matter what he does, Buhari will not be there forever. We do not want war in Nigeria; we want peace and the Buhari government should desist from provoking a situation and a series of events that may end up spiralling out of control.

“It is almost as if they are begging for war and that is tragic. They may have the full machinery and power of the federal government but we have the living God.

“Peace, fair play and justice must be allowed to reign in our nation and those that oppose the President must be treated with the respect, decency and decorum that they deserve,” the statement read in part.