By Emmanuel Adigwe
The former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has come under “attack” over his social media campaign for the return of former president, Goodluck Jonathan to power in 2023.
Fani-Kayode had taken to his Twitter handle to share a picture that bears the image of former president, Goodluck Jonathan with the inscription, “#bringbackGEJ” and the former aviation minister had written, ‘wouldn’t that be nice?”.
This development sparked reaction as many acknowledged that although the administration of President Buhari is nothing to write home about but many also questioned the propriety of bringing Jonathan back.
Also, some social media users were quick to claim that the perceived failures of the Muhammadu Buhari administration should not push the country into another mistake as they said that the structure of the country must be frontally addressed even for an ‘angel’ to succeed as a Nigerian leader.
There were also insinuations to the claim that Fani-Kayode’s campaign which would see Jonathan if he succeeds serve only a single term and return power to the North may have been the secret agenda for the title he recently received from an emirate in Zamfara State.
Fani-Kayode was recently bestowed with the title of Sadaukin Shinkafi.
One twitter user, Eboda Olayinka had tagged the civil rights activist, Aisha Yesufu thus: Come and see useless set of people ooo.
Responding, Mrs. Yesufu who was a co-founder of the Bring Back Our Girls Group which resisted Jonathan and has also flayed President Muhammadu Buhari, said: “Useless wouldn’t descend to their level.”
While most of the comments were in the negative, the post which was made on Monday had as at Wednesday morning gotten more than 4, 200 likes on twitter.
GWG presents some of the views from Twitter below:
Bamy Rash@bamy_rash wrote: “Those who benefitted from GEJ would never forget him, free money milking the country down during oil boom period, one oloriburuku who GEJ also employed said Nigeria doesn’t need fast/electric train cos is making his money from that mumu in power.”
notintersted@Kennething7 wrote: “That’s why Buhari must continue till 2031. As we have good roads, 24/7 electricity, we are fighting corruption, insecurity and building fast/electric railway to Niger, across Nigeria.”
Mmadu Ifeanyichukwu@JohnPau2395667 wrote: “To same structure of Nigeria it’s impossible. Nigeria is dead not even angel from heaven can make things better. Three different kind of people can never be joined together. Support disintegration of Nigeria.”
SpeediTrix@SpeediTrix wrote: “Not even an angel? That Nigeria is in the hands of poor leaders does not mean we should blaspheme God, Biko. Angels are God’s SUPERNATURAL beings. So mind it. That sounds like blasphemy – like telling God the powers He vested on His angels can do nothing. No hard feelings meant o.”
Bamy Rash@bamy_rash wrote: “But GEJ provide good road, 24/7 electricity, insecurity Dasuki eat all the money meant for Boko haram, Only dog usually go back to his vomit , there’s no difference btw PDP and APC. No difference btw HIV and AIDS , naija needs total revolution enough is enough.”
notintersted@Kennething7 wrote: “Buhari till 2031 we have defeated, destroy boko haram with COAS Buratai also our army is enjoying the money meant for insecurity this govt are saint they don’t like stealing money.”
Boniface NNAJIOFOR@BonnyNnajiofor wrote: “Do you know that between two evils, one must be better?”
lordpeterzluv@lordpeterzluv wrote: “So thats why a should now go back to the previous one that people ran from abi Chief both past and present is bad e don happen he don happen we move!! Na way forward be the next like this.”
notintersted@Kennething7 wrote: “Did I say bring him back Buhari continue till 2031.”
Oluwatunmise Akin@Stallion__11 wrote: “2031? I was thinking 2051? Why stop at 2031 when we can have him till 2051? We probably don’t need to ever vote anymore as a nation. We could even change from a democratic govt to any suitable one just to allow this happen right?”
notintersted@Kennething7 wrote: “I’m with you till 2051or for life his is saint him and his cabinet don’t steal money.”
Oluwatunmise Akin@Stallion__11 wrote: “Yeah, not one dime. We could actually erect statues of him… Two in every state. His son can also become the next president without elections (at least we’d have solved the problem of the huge amount we spend on campaigns and election) his grandson can take over afterwards.”
notintersted@Kennething7 wrote: “Your right as nobody is benefiting from his cabinet, no free money and milking from oil money as where is no boom, pass government from 1979-2014 which he is not and never be involve destroy this country.”