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Arrest Obasanjo, I Dare You – Fani-Kayode To Buhari

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A former Minister of Aviation, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode has dared President Muhammadu Buhari to arrest a former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.

A former Minister of Aviation, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode has dared President Muhammadu Buhari to arrest a former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.

Miyetti Allah had called for Obasanjo arrest over the open letter he wrote to the President.

Insecurity: Fani-Kayode Dares Buhari To Arrest Obasanjo
Fani-Kayode

The letter which has attracted reaction nationwide was dated July 15.

Obasanjo asked Buhari to take drastic action in addressing the insecurity, warning that failure to do so may result in a full-blown crisis.

He said: “To be explicit and without equivocation, Mr. President and General, I am deeply worried about four avoidable calamities,” he wrote.

“Violent uprising  beginning  from one section  of the country  and spreading  quickly  to other areas  and leading to the dismemberment  of the  country.”

While responding to questions from journalists, the National Secretary of Miyetti Allah Hore, Alhassan Saleh challenged Obasanjo to offer whatever solution he has to solve the security crisis.

“The fact that there is insecurity, I don’t think the Fulani are responsible for it. The narrative that we are responsible for the insecurity is even the problem we have with the Nigerian state,” he said.

“When any crime happens, even before there is an investigation, people rush to the press and start accusing Fulani herdsmen. Herdsmen are supposed to be carrying herds of cows but if somebody is a criminal or an armed robber, he should be treated as such.

“But if Obasanjo, in particular, having ruled this country for so many years and with his network of security contacts, both locally and internationally, has information, I think he can volunteer it.”

I Dare You – Fani Kayode

In his reaction, Fani-Kayode said Obasanjo was trying to save Nigeria from another civil war.

He said “Obasanjo’s letter was timely and necessary. Whoever wants him to be arrested for it should drop dead and go to hell. He is attempting to save Nigeria from another civil war. 

“Those that oppose his counsel fail to appreciate the fact that in the event of that war they will suffer more than anyone else.

“You do nothing but butcher cows and men and yet you have the nerve to call for the arrest of Obasanjo? Who do you think you are? Since when have a bunch of butchers been running the affairs of our country or dictating who will be arrested? 

“I dare Buhari to go ahead and arrest Obasanjo and do your bidding. That is when you will know that even a madman has relatives. You are sitting on a time-bomb and playing with fire.

“Miyetti Allah’s call for the arrest of Obasanjo is reckless, irresponsible, dangerous and unacceptable. He has warned against a violent Yugoslavia-type break-up of the country and a Rwandan-type genocide if things don’t change. Arresting him for speaking this bitter truth will only push us closer to that scenario. 

“If you really want peace you will take his counsel and if you don’t want peace you will ignore it and let the killings continue. Obasanjo owes the nation and the country the truth and I am glad that he has spoken it. “

You Are Not Patriotic, Buhari Replies Obasanjo

Arrest Obasanjo, I Dare You - Fani-Kayode To Buhari
Buhari and Obasanjo

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari replied to Obasanjo, saying “he is not patriotic”

Buhari described the insecurity in the country “Isolated cases”.

Speaking with the national executives of the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) at Aso Rock on Tuesday, the President who did not mention name said those criticising him over the insecurity in the country were not patriotic.

Buhari said Nigeria was not the only country battling with insecurity, adding that kidnapping and banditry happen around the world.

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