Obanikoro chose darkness over light by joining APC – Fani-Kayode

A former Minster of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has stated that he was unhappy over the plan of erstwhile minister of defence (state), Musiliu Obanikoro to join the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Fani-Kayode said the development annoys and saddens him.

In a short piece on Sunday, the former minister said by joining the APC, Obanikoro had finally accepted darkness over light.

He wrote, “My brother Musiliu Obanikoro’s decision to join the APC irks and saddens me. I say this because I have always loved him and I care.

“You cannot fight evil by joining it. You cannot bring light by entering the darkness. You cannot find joy by partaking in the bread of sorrows.

“You cannot run away in the heat of battle. You must have the courage of your convictions. Where is your honor? Where is your strength? Where is your dignity? Where is your self-respect? Where is your sense of self-worth?

“You and I are royalty. We are Princes and Kings and children of the Living God. We were taught and brought up to fight to the end and never to bow to the enemy.

“We were taught never to flinch before oppression. We were taught never to give in to our worst fears and to those who hate us and who despise our people. We were taught never to crawl on the floor and be slaves to our fellow men.

“Always remember that rebellion against a tyrant is an act of obedience to God. They may have today but tomorrow belongs to us.

“Finally take note of this: if you are not ready to die for something then you are not worthy of living for anything.”

Few weeks ago, a N100m human rights suit by Obanikoro, filed against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was thrown out by the Federal High Court in Lagos.

Obanikoro had sued the anti-graft agency for unlawful invasion of his houses and seizure of properties.


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