By Lami Ibrahim
Femi Fani-Kayode has labeled supporters of Peter Obi known as Obi-dients as dangerous anarchists seeking to destabilize Nigeria.
The APC chieftain made the remarks on Saturday while reacting to the report that a perceived supporter of the Labour Party presidential candidate was forcefully removed from an aircraft on Friday after attempting to cause mayhem on board.
The passengers of the local flight were already boarding with many other passengers already seated when the disturbing passenger started shouting that the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, must not be sworn in.
Despite being calmed by the flight officials, the disturbing passenger kept shouting Tinubu-must-not-be-sworn-in.
He was forcefully ejected from the flight and arrested by security operatives.
Reacting to the report, Fani-Kayode said the incident was planned to test the waters for a bigger conspiracy.
He alleged that Peter Obi encouraged and endorsed violent and subversive behavior and must be held accountable if anything goes wrong.
Please read the full statement by Fani-Kayode below;
The mad Obidient that got on the plane yesterday and disrupted the flight whilst shouting that Asiwaju would never be sworn-in is nothing but a terrorist and I believe that he and those who sent him were testing the waters for something bigger.
I commend the staff of FAAN and the security agencies for dragging him off the plane before it took off. They saved many lives by doing so.
His violent behavior and abusive words which traumatized many that were in the flight accurately reflect the mindset and attitude of the Obidients: they are frustrated, violent, dangerous, angry, and capable of doing anything to achieve their purpose.
Worst still they seek to destabilize our country and subvert the democratic process and the rule of law.
Simply put they are dangerous anarchists and if they are not restrained and put in check by our security and intelligence agencies they will end up endangering the lives of many Nigerians, aborting our democracy, and destroying our country.
Peter Obi and Dati the Daft have encouraged and endorsed their violent and subversive behavior with their inciting comments and utterances and we hold them accountable.
If it is not Dr. Ezeife saying they will make Nigeria ungovernable if Asiwaju is sworn-in or some misguided Eze in Ajao Estate, Lagos saying they will call IPOB to defend the Igbos of Lagos state then it is Chief Iwanyanwu calling Yorubas rascals. How much more of this can we take?
The actions of the mad terrorist on the plane stand condemned and I can only thank God that he did not have a weapon otherwise things could have been far worse.
I call on the security agencies to beef up security at the airports and keep an eagle eye on all passengers.
I also call for restraint even in the face of these provocations.
We must maintain the peace and ensure that our unity is sustained.
We must not allow them to provoke us into responding in an irrational, violent, unlawful, or unreasonable manner.
We must be prayerful, focused, and calm and we must ensure that nothing disrupts the stability, peace, and unity of our nation or the swearing-in of our President-elect.
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