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Fani Kayode (FFK) Supports Nnamdi Kanu Coming To Lagos For Rally 



Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, says those who are kicking against IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s planned visit to Lagos are talking Bunkum. Kanu announced last Sunday that he will be coming to Lagos to hold one of his rallies. Some Southerners have kicked against his plans and have warned him to stay away from the state.

According to FFK, apart from the fact that millions of Igbos that reside in Lagos and many other parts of the southwest would welcome him with open arms and thunderous jubilation, millions of Yoruba youth would also rejoice at his coming simply because they have been inspired and stirred by his sheer courage and dedication. He said this in a new article he posted on social media this morning



Permit me to begin this weeks contribution with a brief aside. My dear friend Major Hamza Al Mustapha was reported to have said the following a few days ago:

“Those who strive to keep Nigeria one find themselves as enemies of a certain category of Nigerians. I don’t see those who hate to see Nigeria as one as a group but a clique that
exploits the country, a clique that mismanages the future, a clique that invests in disintegration, a clique that invests in misinformation and creating division among Nigerians, a clique that promotes hatred, a clique that distorts our
history, so that when Nigerians are divided and can no longer think together, they can make gains and continue to steal from Nigeria’s commonwealth. But the moment you realize what they are doing and resolve to fight them, they will stop at nothing to destroy
you. Any call to divide Nigeria is unacceptable”.

One wonders whether these were the thoughts of Major Hamza Al-Mustapha when he was the Chief Security Officer to General Sani Abacha and when Mrs. Kudirat Abiola, the courageous and outsoken wife of Chief MKO Abiola the winner of the June 12th 1993 presidential election, was brutally murdered in cold blood by agents of the governmrnt that he served so diligently and with such ruthless precision.

One wonders whether she was murdered alongside many other gallant sons and daughters of the south west by the Abacha regime in the name of maintaining the national cohesion and unity that he claims to love so much. I will grant my brother Hamza the opportunity to answer this question before going any further but for now I will just say the following.

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I rather think that it is the clique of those that kill with impunity, that supress dissent, that demonise their peresceived enemies, that believe that the rest of us are slaves and that believe that they were born to rule that present the greatest threat to peace and national unity in this country.

If they want peace and unity they must humble themselves and beg God and the Nigerian people for forgiveness for 103 years of cruelty, ruthless domination, arrogance, genocide and impunity.

They must get off their high horse, purge themselves of their notorious insolence and insufferable contempt and they must stop the historical distortions, the insults, the killings and the threats.

Whether Mustapha likes it or not the days when anyone will invoke the spirit of national unity and one NIgeria just to perpetuate injustice, bondage, slavery, subjugation, mass muder, genocide, ethnic and religious cleansing and core northern domination are long over.

All the insults and threats in the world cannot change that. I await his response.

Permit me to continue this contribution by stating loudly and clearly that those that have told Nnamdi Kanu and his IPOB to steer clear of Lagos and Yorubaland and that have said that he must not go there for any rallies are talking bunkum.

Apart from the fact that milions of Igbos that reside in Lagos and many other parts of the south-west would welcome him with open arms and thunderous jubilation, millions of Yoruba youth would also rejoice at his coming simply because they have been inspired and stirred by his sheer courage and dedication.

To the Yoruba nationalists and believers in the right of self-determination Kanu is a hero and they not only admire him but they also revere him.

This is especially so given the fact that he has long since withdrawn and renounced many of the misconceptions and views that he once espoused and expressed about the Yoruba and their leaders before his incarceration.

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Had this not been the case this writer would not and could not possibly have had as much respect and affection for him as I do.

As a matter of fact since his release he has not only stood by the Yoruba nation publicly but has also spoken up for a number of Yoruba leaders who are suffering persecution from the Federal Government and who have been issued with life-threatening and physical threats from the Arewa Youth.

Yours truly is one of those that both IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu has stood by and spoken up for consistently and I consider it to not only be an honor but also a gesture that I shall never forget and that I shall always endeavour to reciprocate.

Without any fear of contradiction, I can boldly say that this courageous young man has nothing but respect and affection for the Yoruba nation today.

He has renounced all his past comments about our people both privately and publicly and he will do so again in a big way when he comes to Lagos.

We spent a lot of time together in Kuje prison and we learnt a lot from each other whilst there. We are fighting the same cause against the same enemy.

Those that believe that he and IPOB have no friends amongst the Yoruba are misguided and misinformed. They have lost touch with reality and they are living in the past.

The truth is that IPOB has friends amongst both the elders and the youths in the south-west and, most importantly, millions of Yoruba sons and daughters share their vision of and belief in the right to exercise their God-given right of self-determination.

They crave for and believe in the establishment of Oduduwa Republic in much the same way and for the same reasons that Nnamdi and members of his IPOB crave for and believe in Biafra.

The bridge of commonality of purpose between the south west and the south east has been rebuilt and re-established and none shall ever break or burn it again. Whether anyone likes it or not, in this struggle, we are one.