Nigeria’s former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s silence on the quit notice given Igbos to leave the north.
According to him, the president’s failure to mention it on his broadcast on Monday doesn’t bode well for the nation.
“All Mr. President’s sinister and inappropriate talk about “red lines” and his insidious threats of bloodshed and blood flow cannot change that and neither is anyone intimidated. Such talk is reckless, dangerous, irresponsible and inappropriate”, Fani-Kayode said on Monday in reaction to the speech.
“Worse of all other than saying that every Nigerian has the right to live in any part of the country, which in itself is undoubtedly a welcome and gratifying assertion, he refused to order the arrest or threaten to cage and bring to justice those that gave the Igbo people a chilling quit notice and that have promised to unleash genocide, ethnic cleansing and mass murder on them if they refused to abide by it and leave the north by October 1st.
“This strange omission and instructive refusal by Mr. President is unacceptable and it feeds into the narrative that there may well be some kind of frightful hidden agenda unfolding.
“It was also a missed opportunity to allay the legitimate fears and genuine concerns of many Igbos and southerners that live in the north.
“I sincerely hope that history does not repeat itself in this regard.