Fani-Kayode reacts as Facebook removes essay on Sunday Igboho


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Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has castigated social media giant, Facebook for removing his essay on inter-ethnic tensions that resulted from quit notices issued to Fulani herdsmen in Oyo and Ondo states.

The essay titled, “Sunday Igboho And The Threat Of War” was published on Fani-Kayode’s personal blog and shared on his social media pages, including Facebook, on Sunday.

Part of the essay read: “For me, my people come first and politics or political expediency comes a distant second. I will speak the truth no matter the consequences, no matter what it costs me and no matter whose ox is gored.

“And the truth is that Chief Sunday Igboho, Governor Akeredolu, Afenifere, Professor Akintoye, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, SOKAPU, the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) and all the other individuals and bodies that have spoken out against the murderous activities of the herdsmen in the South West and elsewhere are right.

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“And those that have supported or attempted to rationalise the criminal behaviour of the killers in the name of political correctness or political expediency are treacherous, shameless and irresponsible.”

Taking to Twitter on Monday, the controversial ex-minister lamented that Facebook removed the content from its site after it had been seen more than one million times in one day.

Fani-Kayode wrote, “My essay titled “Sunday Igboho & The Threat Of War” was removed from Facebook after reaching 1 million people in a day!

“Why does Facebook not want the world to know the truth? Censorship is evil.”

He added that those interested in reading the essay could still access it via his Twitter page or directly on his personal blog.


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