By abuwaz • 11th Feb 2019 • 156 views • 31 comments

A former Minister of Aviation and PDP stalwart, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has told party supporters that he would personally lead a protest against Alhaji Atiku, the presidential candidate of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming election.

The protest, according to him, would be staged if Atiku won the election and failed to perform; “I will lead a revolt against the government of PDP if Atiku wins the election and fails to perform to the expectation of Nigerians,” he said.

Fani-Kayode, one of the strongest critics of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari (who is the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress), also urged Nigerians not to vote for Buhari February 16 Presidential election.

He said Nigerians shouldn’t cast their votes for Buhari, because “he has plans to enslave Nigerians if he returns to power for a second term.”

Fani-Kayode spoke in Jos on Saturday night during a forum organised by Dachung Musa Campaign Organisation.

According to him, Nigeria during Buhari’s first tenure has been visited with violence and maladministration to the extent that only the exit of the President can guarantee the country’s continued existence as a united and prosperous country.

He said, “Buhari has done so much harm to Nigeria and its people as President.

“With all the killings, lopsided appointment in favour of only the Muslim North, is that how a federation should be run?

“He has so much promoted the notion that some people have the monopoly of violence while others don’t have the rights to defend themselves to the extent that Nigerians are now slaves in their own country.”

Femi Fani-Kayode was a member of the Nigerian National Congress (NNC) in 1989. He was elected the national youth leader of NNC that same year. In 1990, he was appointed as Chief Press Secretary to Chief Tom Ikimi, the first national chairman of the National Republican Convention (NRC) and in 1991 as Special Assistant to Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi, former head of the Nigerian Security Organisation (NSO).

In 1996, disturbed by the actions of Gen. Sani Abacha’s military junta, Femi Fani-Kayode left Nigeria and joined the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) abroad where, together with the likes of the Oxford University-trained lawyer Chief Tunde Edu and others, he played a very active role in the fight against Abacha.

He came back to Nigeria in 2001 and met President Olusegun Obasanjo. At the beginning of 2003, Femi Fani-Kayode was appointed by the President as a member of his presidential campaign team for the 2003 presidential election.

After President Obasanjo won that election Femi Fani-Kayode was appointed as the first ever Special Assistant on Public Affairs to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

In 2006 he was appointed as the Honourable Minister of Culture and Tourism. That same year, after a minor cabinet reshuffle, he was redeployed to the Aviation Ministry as the Honourable Minister of Aviation.

Since the end of the tenure of President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration on 29 May 2007, Femi Fani-Kayode has gone back to the private sector and to his legal practice.

Source daily advent

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