Fani-Kayode Blasts PDP,Talks About Supporting Buhari
Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has suggested the leaders of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, and other opposition party leaders in Nigeria are ignoramus when it comes to playing opposition politic
He has therefore asked them to understudy their counterparts in Venezuela and Sudan to get knowledge on how real opposition leaders are meant to play politics.
Venezuela, a country struggling with hunger and repression, has had sustained protest by the opposition in the country led by Juan Guaidó.
Only last April, opposition in Sudan apparently played a major role in the military ousting of the country’s former President, Omar al-Bashir, after a three-decade rule.
Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the PDP, who would want Nigeria’s opposition parties follow the path of those two countries, said in a tweet on his official Twitter handle:
“Go to Venezuela and Sudan and find out how real opposition leaders are meant to behave when faced with mass murder, genocide, ethnic cleansing, sit tight leaders, rigged elections, wholesale tyranny and barbarous and brutal injustice.
“The opposition in Nigeria has much to learn.”
PDP, which was thrown out of federal power in 2015, after leading the country for 16 years, remains Nigeria’s major opposition party.
Fani-Kayode has reacted to speculations making the rounds that he has dumped the PDP and declared support for President Muhammadu Buhari following the release of Zainab Aliyu, the Nigerian student detained in Saudi Arabia for alleged drug trafficking.
Fani-Kayode clarified that he was only ‘proud of Buhari’ for the timely release of the Nigerian student.
Reacting on his Twitter page on Friday, Fani-Kayode described the reports as ‘false’.
He tweeted, “Reports that I said I am “proud of Buhari” and that I have “dumped PDP” and “joined APC” are false.
“Those that are peddling such vile mendacities and perfidious falsehood are insane.
“I commended Buhari for getting the young lady in Saudi Arabia out of prison but it stops there.”