Following the demolition of Nigeria’s resident in Ghana, by unidentified armed men, with reactions revolving therein, a former minister of aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, Monday joined millions of critics in condemning the incident.
He swiftly took another direction by faulting President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, saying that “Buhari’s weaknesses and incompetence attracts nothing but disdain, insults and assaults against Nigerians all over the world.
His statement reads thus:
“I have a lot of love and immense respect for the nation of Ghana and I have always regarded Accra as my second home. This is all the more so because I have so many friends, loved ones, relatives and family ties there.
However this behaviour is most uncharitable and totally un-Ghanaian. As a matter of fact it is barbaric, disgraceful and totally unacceptable. Nigeria must never be treated in this way by her closest and most trusted neighbour, ally and friend no matter what.
I condemn this brutal assault on our people and our Diplomatic Mission in Accra. The Ghanaian President, who I have known for over 50 years, is a profoundly good man and I believe that he would never condone or approve of this reckless behaviour and dangerous provocation.
I call on him to de-escalate the situation, to direct his Foreign Minister to apologise to Nigeria forthwith and to discipline and punish all those that were involved in this flagrant violation of diplomatic norms and Nigerian sovereignty. This must NOT be allowed to happen again.
I call on the Buhari administration to stand up and defend the honor and integrity of our people and nation and to protest this gratuitous insult and insolent affront which could easily be misconstrued as an act of war.
Buhari’s weaknesses and incompetence attracts nothing but disdain, insults and assaults against Nigerians all over the world.
Under his watch Nigerians have been sold into slavery in Libya, murdered in South Africa, expelled in Angola, humiliated in Kenya, demonised in America, undermined in the United Kingdom, assaulted in China and now our High Commission has been attacked and bulldozed in Ghana whilst its staff and our citizens have been subjected to indignity and humiliation and literally traumatised and terrorised.
Worse still bloodthrsty, vicious and terrorist foreigners from Mali, Niger Republic and Chad are butchering our people all over the country and have literally placed the states of the North Western and North Central zones under siege whilst unleashing carnage and slaughter on our people on a daily basis.
The North Eastern zone has fared even worse and has been infiltrated by thousands of Arab and other foreign fighters who have joined the ranks of Boko Haram and who control and tax swathes and large portions of Nigerian territory whilst the south is under occupation.
Our President must take full responsibility for all these affronts and he must snap out of his nauseating and self-induced slumber. We may have many issues in our country but Nigerians are not filth and we are not anyone’s whipping boy or toilet paper. We are a strong noble and proud people who have a rich heritage and a proud history.
We know how to stand up for ourselves and defend our own and every humiliation that has been meted out to us will be paid back in full measure to those that have dared us once we get the weak and cowardly creature called Buhari out of power. He does not defend his nation or his flag because he sees his own people as being worthless.
He sees them as being nothing but vassals and slaves. How can we be taken seriously or respected by foreigners when our own President hates us with a perfect hatred and considers us to be worse than vermin?
It is a great irony that we are being led by a man who has nothing but disdain and contempt for his own people and who does not give a damn when foreigners treat them like slaves, setfs, savages and mongrels.
I do not blame the Ghanaians for this, I blame Buhari and his rudderless, uninspiring , shameless and incompetent Government.”