A former Minister of Aviation and spokesperson of former Goodluck Jonathan’s Presidential Campaign Organization, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has blamed Nigerians for the recent upsurge in Boko Haram attacks, saying they asked for it by refusing to re-elect the former president in the last elections.
Fani-Kayode, who recently changed his name to Femi Olukayode, in celebration of his court victory in a corruption case, said he was not surprised with the recent bombings and killings as President Muhammadu Buhari, who Nigerians opted for had always been sympathetic to Boko Haram.
He said in a Facebook post: “Anyone that honestly believed that a man who secretly shares the same vision and core principles of Boko Haram and who spent many years defending them can do anything but give them a free hand when he comes to power is living in cuckoo land.
“I am not surprised by the resurgence of Boko Haram and their new-found barbarity, courage and zeal,” he said, adding that the increased bombings may have been aided by Buhari’s removal of military checkpoints in towns and along highways.
The former minister also said the Nigerian government is transferring Boko Haram suspects to prisons in the eastern part of the country in order to “spread the word” even as no less than 182 Boko Haram suspects were released on the president’s order recently.
“Is all this just a coincidence or is something that is dark and sinister now afoot in our country? Whatever each of us may or may not believe, one thing is clear- that Boko Haram now have powerful friends and secret allies right at the epicenter of power and those friends and allies are running the affairs of the country,” he said.
Fani-Kayode further said there is a much wider picture unfolding, which the Nigerian people have yet to see and which they find difficult to accept, understand or comprehend.
“There is a hideous and frightful hidden agenda which is slowly manifesting before our very eyes. Though we warned them, the Nigerian people wanted ‘change’ so they must live with the consequences of their choice,” he said.
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