Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister, has said said the South wants total independence from Nigeria rather than the presidency come 2023.
He said this via a Tweet on Monday in apparent response to Governor Nasir el-Rufai, who had urged northern politicians to allow the southerners govern Nigeria after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure expires in 2023.
Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had said on Sunday that Leah Sharibu, a schoolgirl abducted in 2018 by Boko Haram in Dapchi, Yobe State, is being kept by the terror sect because a Kaduna-based conspiracy was making money from her plight.
Political commentators had suggested he could have been aiming jibes el-Rufai.
Fani-Kayode, a critic of Buhari, then concluded by saying he would get to the bottom of the matter and expose those behind Leah Sharibu’s ordeal.