Former Minister of Culture and Tourism Femi Fani-Kayode has slammed Yoruba politicians eyeing the 2023 presidency over their silence on herdsmen killings in the south-west region.
According to the former minister, the constitution does not grant anyone the right to commit murder or turn the South-West into killing fields.
He stated that Nigeria’s constitution does not regard Yoruba blood as being cheaper than others and neither does it prescribe that the people are to be treated like sacrificial lamb and killed at will.
“Some Yoruba leaders want to be President or Vice President in 2023 and are therefore prepared to keep quiet and tolerate this rubbish that is being done to our people. I am not one of those leaders,” he said.
Speaking further, Fani-Kayode commended Sunday Igboho, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, Professor Banji Akintoye, Nnamdi Kanu, Afenifere, SOKAPU, Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) and all others that have spoken out against killer herdsmen.
“If you are a Yoruba man and you want to be President or Vice President, I wonder whose affairs will you be presiding over and who will you lead or represent at the national level if all your people have been killed? Soon we shall start calling the collaborators and coward’s out by name”, he added.