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Monday, 30 September 2013 13:20

Fani-Kayode: Fashola Betrays Yoruba with Igbo Apology

Written by Mu'Sodiq Adekunle - Daily Times NG

Fashola Betrayed Yorubas for Apologising to Igbo, Says Fani-Kayode


A former Minister of Aviation has expressed dissatisfaction with the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, for apologising to Igbos over the deportation saga.


On July 24, the Lagos State government had deported about 70 destitute people to Onitsha, Anambra State; which caused controversy between the two states.


Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode accused Fashola of betraying the Yorubas, who threw their weight behind him when he was criticised for deporting the Igbos.


He said: “What Fashola has done, albeit inadvertently, is to betray those amongst his Yoruba kith and kin that stood by him and defended him when he took that historic and controversial decision to deport the Igbo destitute.


“He has also fuelled the erroneous impression that is held by most of the Igbo that the Yoruba people and their leaders are bumbling and inconsistent cowards that cannot stand firm when put under pressure and when faced with threats and hardship.


“Again will Fashola apologize to the numerous northerners that he deported from Lagos as well and will he apologize to his Yoruba kith and kin from Oyo and Osun for deporting them too? I really do wonder how far this new-found large-heartedness and seasonal expression of regrets will go? Will it be spread everywhere or is it exclusively reserved for the Igbo?


“You don’t apologise for government policy just to appease a certain group of people no matter how bellicose, violent, loud and aggressive they may be. It is better to lose a million elections outside Yorubaland than to concede even one inch of Yoruba territory to those that seek to lay claim to that which is not theirs. A word is enough for the wise.”

Mu'Sodiq Adekunle - Daily Times NG
Last modified on Monday, 30 September 2013 13:29

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