Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of Aviation has come under fire for “trying” to pitch Southerners against Northern.
Fani-Kayode had revealed on Saturday that in Nigeria’s history, only two judges have been removed from office, and they are Southerners.
Many accused Fani-Kayode of playing the tribal game, which has divided Nigerians for a long time.
First was Justice Taslim Elias who was removed by the late military head of state, Murtala Mohammed and recently removed Justice Walter Onnoghen – both removed by northern leaders.
What he wrote
In Nigeria, only two CJN’s have been removed from office. They are both southerners and they were both removed by northerners. The first was Justice Taslim Elias who was removed by Murtala Mohammed and the second is Justice Onnoghen who was removed by Muhammadu Buhari
A few reactions
@mescosha wrote: There are 2 people who the Administration of Buhari have refused to grant bail – Dasuki and El zakzaky, they are both Muslims and from the core North. This ethno-religious card is no longer working, try another strategy.
@dsulymans wrote: With all due respect sir, this shows how biased and unprofessional you are, something like this coming out from a leader, please stop dividing our people if you can just pin the blame on the person only, not based on religious or geographical location.
@GodmanOga: Thank you Sir, but we’d rather not pitch the”Southerner against the Northerner”: we’re all Nigerians.
God bless Nigeria!!