Nobody is in doubt about where Femi Fani-Kayode, the former spokesman of the Goodluck Jonathan re-election campaign, stands on the issue of the recent opsided appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari which drew the ire of Nigerians. Fani-Kayode has already written a widely syndicated piece on the matter, titled Nigerian President or king of the North?
In the piece, he said: “The quest for Northern domination in the affairs of our country is as old as the hills. It led to a brutal civil war between 1967 and 1970 in which millions were killed. It led to pogrom after pogrom and slaughter after slaughter in the North. It led to a series of military coups and counter coups. In 1991, it led to a coup by Major Gideon Orkar which, if it had been successful, would have resulted in the excision of the core Northern states from our country. It led to the annulement of Chief MKO Abiola’s presidential election of June 12, 1993, which almost resulted in a second civil war.
“It led to the brutal suppression of the South by General Sani Abacha and the murder, torture, incarceration and exile of many southern leaders. It led to stiff opposition to the government of President Olusegun Obasanjo in the North which came in the guise of “political sharia”. And finally it led to it’s most barbaric and hideous expression in the relentless opposition to the regime of President Goodluck Jonathan which came in the form of Boko Haram.
“Judging from recent events, with President Buhari now in power it appears that those who have been lusting for total northern domination for the last 55 years have finally had their way,” he said.
He ended the piece with a note of warning: “Power may have returned to the North but the people of the South must be treated with respect, sensitivity, dignity, fairness and decency. Those that refuse to accept this counsel and that insist on charting a different course do so at their own peril.”
On Thursday, FFK took to Twitter to continue his activism of division. Not calling for decency or fairness this time, he sought for “emancipation” of the South and the North.
Resist SOUTHERN marginalisation and not just igbo or yoruba marginalisation. Southern unity is the 1st step to emancipation from the north.
— Olufemi Olu-Kayode (@realFFK) September 3, 2015
Before he tweeted his call for the South to “resist”, he had tweeted two earlier versions with almost same content as above, but instead of “resist”, the first one had “fight”, while the second had “protest”.