- Former aviation minister emi Fani-Kayode criticizes the Arewa Youths for calling for Nnamdi Kanu's arrest
- The former minister said any attempt to arrest IPOB leader will have consequences
- Fani Kayode described Kanu as a hero whose call for Igbo independence is legitimate
Former minister of aviation Femi Fani Kayode on Saturday, July 29, said that Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), leader Nnamdi Kanu is a hero and his call for independence for the Igbo is legitimate and lawful.
The former minister in a series of tweets monitored by NAIJ.com spoke about the IPOB leader adding that any attempt to arrest him will have consequences.
Fani-Kayode also berated the Arewa Youths for calling for the arrest of IPOB leader.
He said: "The Arewa Youths that demanded that the Igbo must leave the north by October 1st and that have now given the Federal Government an ultimatum to arrest Nnandi Kanu in the next 10 days are stoking a fire that may end up consuming Nigeria.
They must be gagged, put in chains and spanked hard!
Nnamdi Kanu is a hero and his call for independence for the Igbo is legitimate and lawful.Any attempt to arrest him will have consequences."
According to an earlier report by NAIJ.com, Fani Kayode said those agitating for restructuring may need to take it by force because Nigeria will never be restructured through constitutional means or the National Assembly.
The former minister made the statement in a Facebook post on Thursday July 27 when speaking on the backdrop of the Senate vote to reject a proposal to amend the 1999 Constitution to devolve more powers to the states.
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Fani-Kayode said the northern region which exercises control of the National Assembly will always block any move to restructure the country.
Watch the Nigerian youths protest that made the National Assembly pass the 'Not Too Young To Run' bill on NAIJ.com TV below: