FANI KAYODE: WE DON’T WANT A COUNTRY THAT DOESN’T KNOW WHERE THE PRESIDENT IS
Lawyer and former minister Femi Fani-Kayode believes Nigeria as of today is more divided than it was during the time of the Nigerian Civil War.
Speaking in an interview on Africa Independent Television, AIT, Kayode said “This country is more divided now than during the Nigerian civil war and students of history will understand the implications. Let me give you an example, in our entire history, we have never had a situation whereby a sitting president will simply disappear and vanish into thin air for the last seventy days and for the last two years, he spent more time on his sick bed and outside the country than he has on the sit of the throne.
“There is something fundamentally wrong here and when we say perhaps this man should resign as he called for the resignation of Yar’ Adua in 2010 and hand over power to the acting president, full and not ceremonial power, people say we are being unfair and its not so.
“It’s got so bad that people like British MPs, Eric Joyce and so on and so forth who are very close to the Buhari governement are saying things like what is wrong with the Nigerian people and the Nigerian media, why don’t they ask about their president. This is what gives me and so many other people concern.
“We have real issues now, we have divisions between Christians and Muslims, we have divisions between the various ethnic groups, we have fulani herdsmen, we have Boko Haram back on the rise, we have a government that believes in lies, deceit that trades in impunity and this is a government of propaganda, by propaganda, for propaganda and we have a minister of information that lies from morning till night. These are the challenges that we face”.