Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation, took to Facebook once again and expressed his dissatisfaction with President Goodluck Jonathan's attitude towards the Yorubas. Mr. Fani-Kayode, a prominent political figure in Nigeria and member of the opposition party APC, is himself of Yoruba descent. In his Facebook message, he maintained that unless all ethnic groups are treated equally, Nigeria should cease to exist as a country.
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President Goodluck Jonathan and those within his inner circle simply hate the Yoruba. And we the Yoruba did not resist, fight and defeat the hegemony of other nationalities in the last 100 years just for it to be replaced with Ijaw domination.
I have said it before and I will say it again, if we cannot have a level playing field for all tribes, all religions and all nationalities in Nigeria and if we cannot all be treated as equals then let Nigeria cease to exist.
If you want Nigeria to continue to remain as one country into the distant future there must be no more ''masters'' and no more ''servants''.
If we cannot be treated as equals we the Yoruba will forcefully resist the tyranny of our oppressors and we will scuttle and sabotage this man-made geographical expression called Nigeria until it ceases to exist.
And if, in the misguided and confused minds of some, that makes us tribalists or ethnic supremacists so be it.
We cannot be held back from our natural pace of development anymore. We cannot allow the natural excellence of the Yoruba to be sacrificed on the alter of Nigeria.
We cannot allow the gains and massive contributions of our forefathers and our heroes past to be treated with contempt and ridicule or to be squandered and to be in vain.
Nigeria is 100 years old this year. It is time for us to decide whether we want to stay together for another 100 years or whether we want to go our separate ways within the next five years.
It is time for us to decide whether we want to be the captain of our ship and the master of our soul or the spineless and perpetual serfs of those that come from other climes.