Friday, 24 January 2014

President Goodluck Jonathan has lost his moral compass, has no respect for human rights

Femi Fani Kayode
"It has been brought to my attention that heavily armed operatives of the SSS have stormed the home of my friend and brother Mallam Nasir El Rufai. What was his crime? He stated the obvious and told the truth- namely that if the Presidential elections are rigged in 2015 by the ruling PDP the people would rise up and there would be terrible violence and colossal casualties. 

As far as I am concerned he is simply stating the obvious. It is only those that are planning to rig that have a problem with this bitter truth. Nasir was simply counselling them about the natural consequences of their intended criminal actions yet the government appears to be hell bent on charting the course of oppression, intimidation and the supression of human rights, including the right to the freedom of speech.

El Rufai has sent a strong warning and, whether they like it or not, locking him up will change nothing. Whilst no-one wants violence and even though some of us abhor it let it be clearly understood that if anyone is hurt, maimed or loses their life as a consequence of PDP-rigging in 2015 the blame and responsibility will lie squarly on the shoulders of President Goodluck Jonathan and his PDP who are hell-bent on staying in power at all costs.

It is only a weak and nervous government that has lost it's moral compass, that has no respect for human rights and that is devoid of any conscience that behaves in this way."