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I have taken closer watch over one of the eminent sons of the Yoruba nation in the person of Chief Femi Fani Kayode. The personality is not a Nigerian that can be taken on his face value.

I have taken closer watch over one of the eminent sons of the Yoruba nation in the person of Chief Femi Fani Kayode. The personality is not a Nigerian that can be taken on his face value.

Femi Fani Kayode means different interpretations as to the side one belongs to.  Kayode is stubborn, uncompromisingly objective and analytical. He is a core Nigerian who believes that no Nigerian, not withstanding his ethnic, religious and cultural affiliation should be stagnated, marginalized, relegated or killed for no just cause. He is educated, influential and respected, of course with a superlative family pedigree.  On national issues, Chief Kayode calls a spade a spade, tells truth to power. On the other hand, those who hate Kayode do so out of pathology, prejudice and predilection. Chief Kayode is unperturbed, resolute in his convictions that the future vindicates the just and the righteous.
Recently and it is still trending, the objective assessment of the present APC government under President Muhammadu Buhari is in focus and by FFK overview of Buhari's administration, it is sectional and divisive. Using the social media platform, Chief Femi Kayode berated PMB government, exposed with facts  heinous, pernicious and grevious sectional agenda. His diatribe titled: Is Nigeria a free nation or conquered vassal state? Loaded with mind-boggling revelations and eye-openers Nigerians are waiting the response of the presidency with curiosity and accuracy. The counter-poise reactions and threat to politicians to desist from making provocative statements inimical to the unity of the nation is defeatist, diversionary and unacceptable especially now that the presidential election is fast approaching. In tandem with Kayode's assessment of Buhari, as usual here is the Discourse Column of the Nigeria Moment of 10-13 June, 2016 titled: Why Nigerians look askance at President Buhari. Abridged but still informative or instructive juxtaposed with FFK
“Nigerians can recollect with nostalgia, the era when they went to bed with stomach filled to capacity and woke up hale and hearty with fall back of food and money to continue their lives. The civil servants ran their cars to office and with much to buy twenty liters of petrol at N1,740- quantity that would serve them to and from office for about three days. At that time a bag of rice of the highest quality could be bought at N12,000. Both the rich and the poor went to and returned from market satisfied. Today, it is pain and anguish in such a situation that majority of Nigerians,  civil servants, ordinary Nigerians who rode cars, now find it difficult to maintain them, not to talk of fuelling them to the brim. What majority of Nigerians are asking and praying for is their three square meals daily but unfortunately, they are not even sure of two square meals daily. De-regulation elsewhere is done with human face, today Nigerians are paying through their noses at N145 a litre of petrol. Instead of President Muhammadu Buhari pushing for a Turn Around Maintenance, TAM of the Refineries and increasing the number of refineries, he prefers importation. He also insists on holding tenaciously the office of Petroleum Ministry. Never were Federal roads as deplorable as they are today, nightmarish to navigate through each time it rains. This administration casts aspersion on the last administration and made promises of repairing the roads before the commencement of 2016 rainy season. As at going to the press, the Owerri-Umuahia federal road is a proof or assessment of the APC government's lack of clue to address the infrastructural deficiencies of the past one year. Particularly, the Awaka, Ezeogba sections of the road assail commuters and passengers daily. All entreaties even for palliative therapy have fallen on deaf ears.
Many would recall what the campaigns looked like in length and content. Nigerians including myself believed hook, line and sinker Gen Muhammadu Buhari's campaign promises. The candour with which he was reeling off promises won him supporters. One year after, Nigerians are counting their losses. Many Nigerians have died and some miraculously escaped, but not without being soliloquizers and hypertensive. Nigerians have been receiving 'dividends' of democracy of no electricity, non- payment of pensions, salaries. The biggest achievement of President Muhammadu Buhari is in the area of anti-corruption. But in pursuing this hydra-headed monster, millions of Nigerians have died, what does it profit the President? In consequence of pursuing a one-truck agenda of fighting corruption is the rising discontent among the people. The unity and stability of the nation is threatened by the new militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA.
In President Muhammadu Buhari's October 1st Independence Day Speech broadcast, he said, “The fact that an opposition party replaced an entrenched government in a free and fair election is indicative of the deep root of our democratic system. Whatever one's views are, Nigerians must thank former President Jonathan for not digging in the face of defeat and thereby saving the  country untold consequences. This statement was re-echoed to Nigerians in President Muhammadu Buhari activities marking his one year in office.
In the same October Independence broadcast, President Buhari recalled part of his inaugural speech on the 29th May, I quote “I bear no ill will against anyone on past events. Nobody should fear anything from me. We are not after anyone. People should only fear the consequences of their actions. I hereby invite everyone, whatever his or her political view to join me in working for the nation.  Contradiction in terms.
Today opposition voices are being muzzled. Court verdicts are disobeyed with impunity. To remain relevant before Nigerians, false allegations are churned out to discredit the performed administration of Buhari's predecessor. Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Information and Culture Minister would inform Nigerians that the country was broke and former President Jonathan was responsible. If it is not Adams Oshiomole, Nasir El-Rufai, Alhaji Amina Tambuwal and our own Governor Rochas Anayo carpeting Jonathan, it is our own brother Rotimi Amaechi. The irony of “the crucify Jonathan campaigners” include APC governors in their second term in office, who frittered away allocations of their own people for self-aggrandizement also blame Jonathan for their abysmal failure. What a conspiracy of gang-up misplaced aggression!
Today, President Muhammadu Buhari's obstinacy to the issue of dialogue, negotiation and tolerance is pitting Nigerians against his government. A caller from Jos aptly described President Muhammadu Buhari as a full-blooded Fulani man. That a Fulani's trade mark is his conquest mentality to crush but to live.
Little wonder, President Muhammadu Buhari's reason for not being interested in touching the Resolutions arising from the 2014 National Conference put together by former President Goodluck Jonathan is that the exercise gulped a whooping sum of 9 billion naira. That Nigerians of diverse backgrounds- politicians, religious leaders, political parties, Ohaneze Ndigbo, the Afenifere, the Arewa Consultative Forum, the Northern Elders and government representatives were assembled and they deliberated on issues that have held down the progress and development of the country and came out with revolutionary resolutions, is an indication that Nigerians want to live together as a united entity. Unfortunately, rather than appreciate, recognize the fact that in a multi-faceted nation like ours only dialogue can resolve grey areas.
The argument that the sum of 9 billion naira was spent or wasted is the more reason to open up the contents of the resolutions, review them, sift and arrive at a convenient decision. Do you throw the baby with the bath water? The answer is No.
Today President Muhammadu Buhari is manifesting military despotism in handling purely civil matters.
Anybody who asserts that the country is well under the APC government is hallucinating. The unity of the federation is under threat. The reason is that the foundation of Nigeria is fragile to sustain the diverse components of the country. This is why 56 years after the nation's independence, 47 years after the end of the Nigerian civil war, 17 years into the nation's democracy rather than address the gray areas agitating in the minds of MASSOB, NDA, the Middle Belt questions the major beneficiaries of the defective foundation foisted by Harold Wilson, the British Prime Minister at Nigerian's Independence President Buhari is rather trivializing national issues. His administration is skewed in favour of the North and precisely the Muslims. No injustice is everlasting. The South can no longer tolerate the unjust treatment of her people.
President Muhammadu Buhari is facing difficult challenges. He is in a make or mar situation faced with two options- to continue his siege mentality or restructure the Nigerian Federation. It is either adhering to the implementation of 2014 National Conference Resolutions, or accept the devolution of powers to the six geopolitical zones. Opportunity is beckoning on him to restructure and immortalize his name or continue to paper over cracks and suffer because the use of force in the 21st century to extract loyalty is transient and an aberration.
We wish the President speedy convalescence and safe return in the next ten days so as to take up headlong the challenges posed by the Avengers. Treating the issue of the Niger Delta with levity is not the solution. The 2016 budget is under threat. It cannot be implemented with revenue from water lemon, cucumber, tomatoes, cattle or pepper. The budget implementation is irreversibly doomed, if the exploration, exploitation and sale of crude oil continue to be disrupted
If what is encapsulated in the above publication is the truth with deficiency in execution by President Buhari whose tenure is less than 8 months left, Nigerians especially those aggrieved should not dismiss the latest outrage of FFK with a wave of the hand or pedestrian approach. Articulating with facts, Kayode substantiated historical and empirical evidences to show that President Buhari is pursuing total Islamisation of Nigeria. How can anyone describe Nigeria nation as a free nation? Is Nigeria a free nation or a conquered vassal state? FFK continued, how can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) is removed from the curriculum and Islamic Studies (IAS) is made compulsory? How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when Christians are banned by law from buying land to build churches in most parts of the core North?
 How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when every single security and intelligence agency in the nation except for the Navy is headed by a Northern Muslim? How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when there are no Christian Commanders (i.e. those that have operational control over troop deployments) in charge of STRATEGIC commands in the Nigerian Army are in the hands of Muslims? How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when all the units under the Education Ministry are headed by Northern Muslims and the Minister of Education himself is a Muslim? How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when the words Christ, Church, Christianity or Christian are not mentioned ONCE in the constitution and when the word Sharia is mentioned 73 times, Grand Khadi 54 times Islam 29 times and muslims 10 times? How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when since Buhari came to power any mention of Jesus or God is censored out of Nigeria films by the Nigerian Censors Board whilst the word Allah is mentioned freely? How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when there is an obvious and relentless attempt to islamise the country? How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when there was an attempt by President Buhari to quietly pass a law that will give large tracks of land to Fulani herdsmen in every state of the Federation so that they can infiltrate, settle down in, breed with and eventually overwhelm and take over all the communities in which they were given that land.? How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when the Federal Government refuses to arrest the elderly Professor Ango Abdullahi and the rebellious, recalcitrant blood-baying and blood thirsty Arewa Youths and lock them all up for their implicit threat to commit genocide against the Igbo if they don't leave the North by 1st October? How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when the Arewa Youths can send an open letter to the Acting President describing the entire race as ingrates who have not learnt their lessons from the past and who ought to be thrown out of the north, and out of Nigeria.?
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when well-armed Fulani militants and herdsmen commit genocide against host communities and yet not one of them has been arrested? How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when cows (yes cows) drive children out of their classrooms in Edo state and drive worshippers out of their churches in Benue state?
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when we are about to enter a season of carnage, chaos and anomie and when the Federal Government have shown no desire or inclination to deliver our people from those who believe that they own Nigeria and who wish to drink our blood and eat our flesh? FFK could go on and on but not without solutions or respite on the horizon.
Two among others are, the yoke and affliction of slavery and bondage shall soon be broken and Nigeria shall soon be free and that the first Nigerian Civil war was about keeping Nigeria one. The second will be about winning our freedom.
“If these are the manifestations or characteristics of President Buhari's administration when Nigerians preferred democratic to military administration since 1999, FFK can't be accused of hate speech, threat to national unity. It is therefore inescapable and imperative as the Presidential campaigns begin in this November for President Buhari to address the fundamental issues raised by FFK to deserve re-election. The issues are too emotive not to be swept under the carpet.” In the same vein, here is a golden opportunity for the PDP Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar also a Fulani man to take a look at FFK diatribe against PMB, react to them and come out with formidable and workable templates, not palliatives to avert the possible disintegration of the Nigerian federation. Well meaning Nigerians cannot afford to gamble their future in 2019 by voting and entrusting their destinies in a tribalist and a religious bigot.
Sydney O. Madukwem, guest writer, Dile Emeohe, Mbaoma Emii Owerri LG. 07069123994.

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