Femi Fani Kayode, a former Minister of aviation in Nigeria has affirmed his support for Omoyele Sowore during this time of his travails, in spite of the made damages he had suffered from Sowore and his media platform, Sahara Repoters.
The former minister said this while reacting to the arrest and continued detention of the RevolutionNow activist who was arrested by officials of the Department of State Security, DSS, and accused of treason by the Buhari led Federal Government.
According to Fani Kayode via a post he shared recently, “If anyone should have an axe to grind with Omoyele Sowore that person is me.
He has never been my friend, I have never met him and I have never liked him.
He has offended me on many occasions and he has also offended many of my closest friends, political associates, family members and relatives.
Worse still his website, Saharareporters, which has a massive reach all over the world, has slandered, libeled, villified and defamed me and mine more than any other media outlet in the world and has consistently done so since 2005!
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There is no love lost between us but that does not mean that I will remain silent, sit back and gloat when his rights are being violated or when he is suffering persecution from a Government that can, at best, be described as paranoid, vicious, cruel, desperate, mendacious, relentless and dangerous and, at worse, genocidal, murderous and evil.
When I was detained in a specially built Boko Haram terrorist facility (which only had Boko Haram suspects and convicts in it) at Kuje prison in 2016 and my life was purposely put in danger Sowore, his Saharareporters and some of his colleagues and activist friends made mockery of me.
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I was reliably informed that some of them were hoping and praying that I would be killed or maimed by the terrorists whilst I was there. I have little doubt that that was Buhari’s intention and desire as well and it would have surely come to pass had the Lord not been with me.
Yet I will not repay Sowore in the same coin. Only fools mock others when they are going through hard times, challenges, difficulties and travails and this is especially so when they are going through those travails and hard times for a noble and worthy cause.