Femi Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday asked security agencies to “beef up security at the airports and keep an eagle eye on all passengers”.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Fani-Kayode’s call comes following the arrest of a protesting male passenger. The man was carried off an Abuja to Lagos flight on Ibom Air on Friday evening after declaring that the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, must not be sworn in.
The traveller stood in the middle of the plane and raised his voice, saying that the ALC leader must never be sworn in. According to him, there would be “war” if Tinubu is sworn in as Nigeria’s next leader.
The airport security authorities were called before he could be evacuated after holding up the aircraft for more than an hour, as the 6pm flight was yet to move as of 7pm.
In a video seen by this newspaper, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) security officers could be seen carrying the middle-aged man off the plane, as he kept shouting, “Obidients, you’re here. They are doing this to me. Obidients you’re here, I am naked. Obidients you’re here, I am going naked.”
He was later handcuffed.
Reacting to the development, Fani-Kayode said Labour Party supporters are only “testing the waters for something bigger”.
He wrote on his social media pages: ‘The Obidient that got on the plane yesterday and disrupted the flight whilst shouting that Asiwaju would never be sworn-in as President is nothing but a terrorist and I believe that he and those who sent him were testing the waters for something bigger.
“I commend the staff of FAAN and the security agencies for dragging him off the plane before it took off. They saved many lives by doing so.
“His violent behaviour and abusive words which traumatised many that were on the flight accurately reflects the mindset and attitude of the Obidients: they are frustrated, violent, dangerous, angry and capable of doing anything to achieve their purpose.
“Worst still they seek to destabilise our country and subvert the democratic process and the rule of law.
“Simply put they are dangerous anarchists and if they are not restrained and put in check by our security and intelligence agencies they will end up endangering the lives of many Nigerians, aborting our democracy and destroying our country.
“Peter Obi and Dati the Daft have encouraged and endorsed their violent and subversive behaviour with their inciting comments and utterances and we hold them accountable.
“If it is not Dr. Ezeife saying they will make Nigeria ungovernable if Asiwaju is sworn-in or some misguided Eze in Ajao Estate, Lagos saying they will call IPOB to defend the Igbos of Lagos state then it is Chief Iwanyanwu calling Yorubas rascals. How much more of this can we take?
“The actions of the mad terrorist on the plane stand condemned and I can only thank God that he did not have a weapon otherwise things could have been far worse.”
Fani-Kayode added: “I call on the security agencies to beef up security at the airports and keep an eagle eye on all passengers.
“I also call for restraint even in the face of these provocations.
“We must maintain the peace and ensure that our unity is sustained.
“We must not allow them to provoke us into responding in an irrational, violent, unlawful or unreasonable manner.
“We must be prayerful, focused and calm and we must ensure that nothing disrupts the stability, peace and unity of our nation or the swearing in of our President-elect.”
FFK is nothing but a trouble whistler. It is a shame you are claiming to be working for the peace and unity of the country but at the same time insulting those you think and feel you want to govern. Do you have a personal beef with Baba Datti or why are you calling him Dattu the daff and the Obidient supporters “terrorist? Why are you making it look as if the elected “selected” president is coming to rule for you are your tribesmen?
You should be thinking of building a positive self image of not for yourself then for your children. You are honestly portraying a negative image of the incoming government.
YOU ARE A USELESS IDIOT, BECAUSE THERE ARE USEFUL IDIOTS, BUT YOU ARE THE WORST TYPE.
The GULLIBLE fool who disrupted flight and disturbed other passengers on lawful journey is a peaceful GOAT, i guess.
BUILDING A POSITIVE SELF IMAGE AND THAT FROM A GOAT HEAD OF YOUR ILK.
Did you not already insulted castigated and disparaged Femi Fani-Kayode who called out UNRULY DISGUSTING SORE SOUR LOSERS obidiots, obirodents.
YOU PEOPLE ARE DELUSIONAL IDIOTS.
First of all define the word “terrorism” and “terrorist*, what he did was wrong by disrupting a flight.
What the other guy said about FFK is nothing but the truth, the word he choosed to use is so strong that it could get many killed if not checked, did you even reading meaning to what FFK tweeted or you are here to defend him and lick his ass,which everone you want to do I just wanna tell you that you are a SENTIMENTAL FAGGOT who frown at the obvious truth… I will await your next reply so we can go down to business…
Fsni kayode is a caword he is saying all this to please the APC you know he supose to be in jail
he want the job of Lie Mohammed