Former Nigerian Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, erupted on Wednesday after the convention of the opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP, was stopped by the Nigerian police in Port Harcourt, saying he had warned against voting for President Muhammadu Buhari and against allowing Senator Ali Modu Sheriff assume the position of PDP national chairman.
Mr. Fani-Kayode, who has accused President Buhari of marginalising Christians and southerners in his government, had repeatedly warned that Mr. Buhari was attempting to decimate the opposition using security agencies and accusing those who worked for former President Goodluck Jonathan of massive corruption.
He had also said that Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, the factional chairman of the PDP, was working for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to destroy the party.
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ON Facebook, following the development in Port Harcourt, Mr. Fani-Kayode said he had been proven right.
When I warned our people about @MBuhari and what he would do with power no-one listened.
When I warned @PdpNigeria and particularly our PDP governors about the dangers of making Ali Modu Sheriff National Chairman they would not listen.
I also told them that thevgovernment would NOT allow the convention to hold because Sheriff id working for them.
Now look at what they are doing in PH in collusion with some corrupt judges just to destabilise, destroy and silence the opposition. Governors put under house arrest.
Convention venue sealed off. It is shameful. Let me make a another prediction: this is just the beginning of their tyranny. It will get far worse. That is “mai chanji” for you!
The sooner the leaders of the PDP wake up, smell the coffee and appreciate the kind of monster they are dealing with and the sooner they elect and select leaders that are prepared to risk their lives and liberty to confront this government the better.
If you want democracy and freedom you must be prepared to confront the dictator and fight for it. Where there is no justice there can be no peace.