Fani-Kayode lashes at his party PDP, says they have ‘much to learn’ in politics of opposition’
Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has suggested that the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other opposition party leaders in Nigeria are ignoramus when it comes to playing opposition politics.
He has therefore asked them to understudy their counterparts in Venezuela and Sudan to get knowledge on how real opposition leaders are meant to play politics.
Venezuela, a country struggling with hunger and repression, has had sustained protest by the opposition in the country led by Juan Guaidó.
Only last April, opposition in Sudan apparently played a major role in the military ousting of the country’s former President, Omar al-Bashir, after a three-decade rule.
Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the PDP, who would want Nigeria’s opposition parties follow the path of those two countries, said in a tweet on his official Twitter handle:
“The ex-minister wrote, “Go to Venezuela and Sudan and find out how real opposition leaders are meant to behave when faced with mass murder, genocide, ethnic cleansing, sit tight leaders, rigged elections, wholesale tyranny and barbarous and brutal injustice.
“The opposition in Nigeria has much to learn.” PDP, which was thrown out of federal power in 2015, after leading the country for 16 years, remains Nigeria’s major opposition party.