Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode has called out Nigerians who have faulted the Muslim/Muslim presidential arrangements of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Mr Kayode, also known as FFK, praised the British people for electing Rishi Sunak as Prime Minister, without minding that he is a Hindu of Indian ancestry.
Although FFK didn’t remind Nigerians that Sunak is 42 years old, an age that’s much more difficult to be elected as president.
Below are what FFK wrote and the backlash he got from Nigerians afterwards.
“Rishi Sunak, the new British Prime Minister, performing a Hindu ritual at the front door of a Hindu temple in London a few months before being asked to take over the reigns of power as Prime Minister and to form a new Government by King Charles 111.
“75 years after India gained independence from the UK, a British MP of Indian descent has become PM.
“He is the youngest British PM in 200 years, the richest man that has ever achieved the position and the first Hindu to lead the UK.
“Great Britain is now well and truly a multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-cultural state in which ethnic and religious minorities can flourish and excel. Kudos to the Brits!
“A Hindu now leads one of the most powerful and predominantly Christian nations on earth and nobody is complaining because he can and will perform. Performance is the measure of leadership and not religious faith. This is a lesson that we still need to learn in Nigeria.
“We must take religion out of politics and look for our brightest and best to do the job. Those that are still concerned about a Muslim/Muslim ticket in Nigeria are living in the past.
“We have nothing to fear and we must take a cue from those that are so far ahead of us in the comity of nations.I wish Prime Minister Sunak and the British people the very best.”
See screenshots of some of the tweets and people’s comments that ensued.