Yoruba youths, under the aegis of Concerned O’oduwa Progressive Youth Assembly, have accused former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, of trying to destroy President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
The group said the verbal attacks on the Presidency by Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, does not show that he is a true Yoruba man, which he claims to be.
“We have a Vice President who has been held captive and who is now a slave to some dark, sinister, evil and shameless cabal,” Fani-Kayode once wrote in an article.
Addressing newsmen in Lagos on Thursday, the National Coordinator of COPYA, Kola Salawu, said it was shameful that Fani-kayode, who should be supporting his fellow Yoruba man, Osinbajo, was hell bent on destroying the administration.
The group said Fani-Kayode’s campaign is targeted at driving a wedge between the smooth running relationship between Osinbajo and his boss, who are currently enjoying the best of relationship.
Salawu said: “We will specifically address the activities of one Femi Fani-Kayode also known as FFK. You might have known him as the former Minister of Aviation that is currently scurrying from one court to another over cases of graft brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
“The alleged crimes date as far back as when he was in office as an appointee of the Peoples Democratic Party. He is someone who had the benefit of being in office courtesy of a political party which blatantly stated that ‘stealing is not corruption’.”
The group further urged Osinbajo to ignore the ethnic drums being beaten by Fani-Kayode and his likes, knowing well that such characters are alone in this endeavour.
The group said: “The Acting President must not heed the call for war being chorused by this rubble and must not allow himself to be dragged into dirty politics at the detriment of his spiritual and professional calling as an accomplished Nigerian before venturing into politics.
“If FFK truly has the interest of the Yoruba race at heart, he should immediately declare a ceasefire on issues pertaining to the President’s health and surrender to the supremacy of Tinubu as the leader of the Yoruba nation as far as Nigerian politics is concerned. He has unequivocally demanded a ceasefire from all peace-loving Yoruba sons and daughters in the media and holding other assets of propaganda.
“We demand that Femi Fani-Kayode and his likes immediately withdraw the call for war in the interest of the country’s peace and unity.”