The minister of Aviation under the Goodluck Jonathan administration, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Tuesday said the next president of Nigeria would determine if the country would be united or separated.
Fani-Kayode added the political struggle in the country is no longer between the two major political parties but between those who believe in unity and those calling for separation.
The former Minister stated this in a post on his Twitter account on Tuesday.
The tweet reads: “The struggle in Nig. politics is no longer between the 2 major parties,namely PDP & APC, but between the integrationists, who believe in a united, unbreakable Nigeria & the separatists who believe in the balkanisation of our country into various sovereign, independent nations.”
“The choice we make for President in 2023 will ultimately determine which of the two sides wins that Struggle.”
“If we make the right choice and elect a young, strong, decisive, tough, clear-headed, clear-thinking, de-tribalised, level-headed, restrained, sensitive, kind and compassionate bridge-builder who is ready to do the right thing, restructure the federation, establish justice and equity, liberate the oppressed, take away the pain of the people and heal their wounds Nigeria may just survive.”
“However, if we make the mistake of electing a rudderless, incompetent geriatric, an egocentric intellectual barbarian and a bumbling and ineffectual fool whose lust for power and wealth is insatiable, who is detached from reality, who suffers from acute dementia, who refuses to acknowledge the cracks and divisions in our body politic and nation, whose only interest and motivation is the acquisition of primitive wealth and who has no interest in righting the wrongs of the past& building bridges across ethnic, regional& religious lines then our nation will break into a thousand pieces and never”.
Meanwhile, all things seem to have been set for the imminent defection of Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Naija News reports that as the defection draws near the Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) and Governor of Kebbi State, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu led a delegation of the APC bigwigs to Zamfara on Monday.