Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has taken on ex-governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, for dubbing former President Olusegun Obasanjo a ‘bigot’ over his ‘Fulanisation’ and Islamisation comment.
He said for anybody from the core north to attack Obasanjo for speaking the truth and baring his mind over what is unfolding in Nigeria, showed how blinded by power, insensitive and callous people like the former governor and his likes are.
Obasanjo was said to have at an event at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, in Delta State, claimed that the twin evils of Boko Haram and killer herdsmen were “no longer an issue of lack of education and lack of employment for our youth in Nigeria which it began as” but now a “West African Fulanization, Islamization and global organised crimes of human trafficking, money laundering, drug trafficking, gun trafficking, illegal mining and regime change.”
Responding, Lamido had cautioned Obasanjo, “Please sir, don’t let your disappointment with sitting presidents turn you into a bigot. You must not abandon the national stage. The cracks along the various divides in our National cohesion are already turning into huge gorges.”
But Fani-Kayode, in series of tweets on his official Twitter handle on Sunday, lambasted the former governor over his response to Obasanjo Fulanisation and Islamisation claim.
“I hear Sule Lamido is not happy about what OBJ said. That is unfortunate because OBJ has done more for the core north, Lamido’s Fulani tribe and Nigerian unity than any other President or Head of State in our history. He also fought in a civil war to keep the country together.
“Why should Sule be upset about OBJ exposing Boko Haram? His comments were directed at Boko Haram and their agenda. Is Sule a close member of Boko Haram now? If he wants to continue to defend Boko Haram he should continue to do so.
“For anybody from the core north to call out OBJ for speaking the truth and baring his mind over what is unfolding in Nigeria today tells you how blinded by power, insensitive and callous some of these men are.
“It is only those that subscribe to the Fulanisation and Islamisation agenda that will criticise or oppose OBJ’s observation and describe him as ‘a bigot’ for making them. What OBJ said was timely and necessary and millions are commending him for it. He spoke the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth,” Fani-Kayode wrote.