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Fani-Kayode argued to be paying price for criticism

31 May 2016, 17:22

Abuja - The ordeals of former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, at the hands of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, is part of a broader play by the administration of Muhammadu Buhari to silence critics, a commentator has said.

The analyst, Jude Ndukwe, argued Fani-Kayode was only suffering for his outspokenness particularly on prevailing issues as the human rights violations by the herdsmen across the country.

Kayode was arrested recently for alleged fraud involving N1.5 billion.

Also read: It's time to kill the lie, Fani-Kayode tells EFCC

“This is just to let the world know that the war against the Ife-born Chief is not about corruption but about the deliberate and calculated agenda to silence members of the opposition while the sinister motives and the incompetence of this administration that are fast plunging our dear nation into a state of anarchy and anomie go applauded by sycophants and unchallenged by critics,” Ndukwe stated.

He said Fani-Kayode’s arrest was “an ignoble fight against the voice of good conscience wrapped in the smokescreen of fight against corruption.”

“Nigerians must speak out louder than they are doing now. Things must not be allowed to get worse than they currently are.”

The commentator warned the said crusade against corruption would lead to more arrests of critics.

“The time to act is now. It is Femi Fani-Kayode today, whose turn will it be tomorrow?”



- CAJ News


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