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Fani-Kayode reacts to Trump calling Buhari “Lifeless”

Former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to a statement attributed to President Donald Trump that Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari was ‘Lifeless’.

FFK, in an article titled “a Word for the Lifeless One” wrote;

The greatest threat to national security and the national interest is a President that cannot appreciate the sanctity of the rule of law and the sacrosanct nature of the constitution.

If this rhetoric of national interest and national security being more important than the rule of law continues it will have grave, disasterous and cataclysmic consequences for our country. It will lead to strong resistance, subversion of the state, conflict, war and the disintegration of Nigeria.

This is because we are not prepared to live in or accept the imposition of a totalitarian police state where dissent, opposition, free speech, human rights and civil liberties have no place.

This is Nigeria where freedom flourishes and where democracy thrives and not Saudi Arabia or North Korea where it is dead.

Martin Luther King said “if you are not prepared to die for something then you are not fit to live for anything”.

He said “If we are wrong, justice is a lie and love has no meaning”.

Every Nigerian was born free: we will not allow anyone, including a lifeless President, to turn us into slaves.

The only things that we have asked for and are insisting on are the preservation of our liberty and cherished values, the right to an unhindered and unencumbered life and the establishment of an equitable, multi-cultural, multi-racial and multi-religious modern and plural nation-state in which there are no masters and servants and in which every man, woman and child is regarded as being equal and having equal opportunities regardless of his or her faith, ethnic nationality and circumstance of birth.

We insist on the establishment of a nation in which we are free to make our own choices and in which our respect, pride, sense of self-worth and dignity are guaranteed and preserved. Anything less than that is unacceptable.

We hear the threats and boastful words of those that are in authority today, that control the levers of power and that man the organs of state.

We see and acknowledge their awesome power to crush, kill, maim, jail and destroy those of us that they hate and that they consider to be their enemies and adversaries yet we are not intimidated and we harbour no fear.

We refuse to bow and tremble before them or to bend the knee. We refuse to be cowered or to be silenced.

Instead we challenge them do their very worse because we serve an awesome God whose name is the Ancient of Days and the Lord of Hosts, who is mighty in battle.

We defy them and laugh them to scorn because the things that we have asked for are worth fighting and, if necessary, dying for.

We would rather live as free man for a single day than live as slaves for one thousand years. And make no mistake about it: we are not alone.

We are the voices of the voiceless and the servants of truth: when we speak, we speak for millions.

When we are killed, locked away or declared missing in action, in the name of the Living God, others will rise and continue the noble struggle and glorious fight.

We cannot be deterred, we cannot be defeated, we cannot be subdued and we cannot be overwhelmed.

Ultimately, in the name of God the Great and He who holds the universe together by the power of His word, you will fall and we shall prevail.

Fani-Kayode reacts to Trump calling Buhari “Lifeless” was last modified: August 28th, 2018 by Politics Nigeria
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