Femi Fani-Kayode, a former aviation minister has reacted to a comment credited to the lawmaker representing Lagos central senatorial district, Remi Tinubu where she said Igbo people can’t be trusted anymore.
It was gathered that shortly after casting her vote on Saturday, Tinubu, the wife of APC national leader, Bola Tinubu specifically told an Igbo man, Charles Nnamani, in pidgin, that the Igbo in Lagos did not vote for President Muhammadu Buhari during the presidential election.
After Nnamani, who is physically-challenged responded that he voted for Buhari, Tinubu said, “How will I know? You Igbo, we don’t trust you anymore.”
Fani-Kayode, a staunch critic of the ruling administration, on his Twitter handle said these words have done more harm to southern unity and national cohesion than any in recent years.
Read his tweets below:
“Igbo, we do not trust you again”-Sen. Remi Tinubu. These words have done more harm to southern unity and national cohesion than any in recent years. Needless to say the beautiful Senator, who I have immense respect for,spoke for herself, her husband and APC and not the Yoruba.
As far as I am concerned, ever since the famous “handshake across the Niger” conference in Enugu in Jan. last year, the Igbo and the Yoruba have become one and an attack on the Igbo anywhere and by anyone is an attack on us all.
Sadly every ethnic nationality has its own fair share of traitors,turncoats and blacklegs and those that go against mainstream thinking.The renegades and retrograde forces that seek to demonise and intimidate the Igbo in the South West, or indeed anywhere else, open up old wounds and rekindle old rivalries, prejudices. and divisions are wasting their time.
They shall fail because most of us love the Igbo. Sen. Tinubu’s moribund and primitive views are as reflective of Yoruba thinking as Rochas Okorohausa’s views are as reflective of the thinking of the Igbo nation.
Only a minority of Yorubas and Igbos and those that are stuck in the past share their views. Such outdated and myopic sentiments and intellectually bankrupt thinking should not be taken seriously and those that voice them deserve to be treated with contempt and disdain.