Miyetti Allah’s call for Obasanjo’s arrest reckless, irresponsible ― Fani-Kayode
Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has described as reckless, irresponsible, dangerous and unacceptable the call by the Miyetti Allah on President Muhammadu Buhari to arrest former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
In a statement he made available on Tuesday, Fani-Kayode warned that any attempt to arrest Obasanjo amounted to playing with fire.
He held that the Miyetti Allah or others who opposed Obasanjo’s counsel were those who did not want peace and wanted the killings to continue unabated.
According to Fani-Kayode, Obasanjo should be lauded for speaking the bitter truth about a country that moved closer towards the foretold Yugoslavia-type break-up and Rwandan-type genocide.
“Obasanjo’s letter was timely and necessary. 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.
“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,” Fani Kayode said.