‘You are playing with fire’ | Fani-Kayode tells Senate for calling Osinbajo ‘mere coordinator’

by Azeez Adeniyi

Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has said attempt by some Senators to prevent Vice President Yemi Osinbajo from being the Acting President was dangerous.

Some Senators on Tuesday during plenary had said President Muhammadu Buhari did not clearly mention Osinbajo as Acting President in a letter he sent informing the upper chamber of his medical trip.

The Senators had stated that he only referred to the Vice President as a ‘mere coordinator’.


While reacting, Fani-Kayode said the Senators were playing with fire.

He wrote, “The attempt by the corpsocrats to prevent the Vice President from being Acting President by referring to him in the letter to the Senate as a mere “co-ordinator” is insulting and dangerous.

“It is time for us to decide: do we have a nation of equals or not? If not let us break it and go our separate ways!

“When you tell us that the Vice President cannot be Acting President even though the President is critically sick and on indefinate medical leave in a foreign country you are playing with fire.

“There are NO more slaves in Nigeria. To those that believe that we must stand strong for Osinbajo this is the time to do it. The attempt to deny him the right and role of Acting President by the corpsocrats is ominous and the implications are grave and far-reaching.

“They did it to MKO Abiola in 1993. They tried to do it to GEJ in 2010. They are doing it to Osinbajo in 2017. When will a southerner be treated as an equal by these hegemonists? When will this arrogance of power and modern-day apartheid stop?”.

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