‘It is unwise and inappropriate to tell Igboho to stay out of Ondo’ Femi Fani Kayode Replies Governor Akeredolu

-Remi Ajayi


Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani Kayode has descended heavily on the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu who earlier warned Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Igboho and his supporters to steer clear of Ondo State in their clamour for a sovereign Yoruba State.


The Governor while swearing in the State SSG, Princess Oladunni Odu some days ago said  no part of the entire state, known and delineated as Ondo State, would permit any gathering or agitation which may suggest, however remotely, that the people are in support of what he termed ‘unthinking rabble rousing.’

In a reply to Governor Akeredolu, Chief Femi Fani Kayode on his social media claimed ‘Ondo State is is part and parcel of Yorubaland and it would be a grave error on the part of Governor Akeredolu or anyone else to assume that the majority of people in his state are against the establishment of Oduduwa Republic or they do not have the right to meet or even talk about it. I think it is unwise, inappropriate and counterproductive to tell them to stay out of Ondo State’.


Self acclaimed Yoruba activist, Igboho had demanded the secession of South-West from Nigeria. His declaration sparked divergent reactions from Nigerians.


During his declaration, Igboho said the major resources of Nigeria were in the hands of Northerners, stressing that Yorubas were being killed and their land taken over.

“If the police attack us for that, we are ready for them. We do not want Nigeria again but the Yoruba nation. There is no essence for one Nigeria when the major resources in the country are in the hands of the northerners.

Doyin Okupe Dumps PDP (Fani Kayode Tweets ‘support’)

Doyin Okupe, a former Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Political Affairs, has abandoned the Peoples Democratic Party.
In a Facebook post on Sunday, Mr. Okupe said the PDP had become so deep in crisis that the former ruling party could no longer be saved, notwithstanding the faction that emerges victorious in the ongoing battle for the party’s control between Ahmed Makarfi and Ali Sheriff.
Mr. Okupe served Mr. Jonathan as public affairs aide from 2012 until the former president was defeated in 2015.
The politician, from Ogun State, also said he would no longer participate in active politics for the foreseeable future unless he’s called upon by divine intervention.
Protracted crisis in the PDP has seen the party lose several of its political bigwigs since losing power after 16 years at the helm, including serving senators and members of the House of Representatives.
In a reaction to Doyin Okupe’s announcement, his friend and party member, Femi Fani-Kayode who was a former Minister of Aviation tweeted stating he called Doyin Okupe who informed him of his reasons of dumping the party. Fani Kayode revealed ‘…we may lose many more soon’ an indication that many interpreted to his move to also stage a walk away from the party he joined some years ago after leaving the APC.