Bala Mohammed Is Not A Terrorist Governor – FFK

Femi Fani-Kayode
Nigeria’s most outspoken former Minister, and party chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, Femi Fani-Kayode {FFK} stands up for the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed as he says it is unacceptable and erroneous for anybody to call Bala Mohammed a “terrorist governor”. Bala Mohammed and Samuel Ortom

Fani-Kayode’s statement is coming in a reaction to the statement by the Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom who labelled his Bauchi State counterpart, Bala Mohammed a ‘terrorist governor’. Fani-Kayode who in a string of tweets on Monday night said Bala Mohammed has in the past stood up for Southerners, Middle Belters, Christians and as well as Northern Muslims.
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FFK in his tweets wrote that he could mention two governors who are terrorist governors and Bala Mohammed isn’t one of them, because he could vouch for him based on his exemplary efforts in the transitioning of declaring President Goodluck Jonathan as the Acting President of the country back in 2009.

FFK wrote,

“We must choose our battles wisely and know who our real enemies are. I have disagreed with my friend and brother, Gov. Bala Mohammed, on several occasions over the years and I do not share his views on a number of issues but to describe him as a terrorist is uncharitable and absurd.
“This is a man who stands up for Southerners Middle Belters and Christians as much as he stands up for Northern Muslims. It is fair to say that had it not been for his efforts President Goodluck Jonathan may not have become President after President Yaradua died.
“His role in the Senate at that time in ensuring that the then Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan was declared Acting President was exemplary and inspiring. Bala may sometimes say things that many in the South disagree with but his spirit is clean and his mind is pure.Femi Fani-Kayode
“He is not a racist, a religious bigot or a hegemonist and supremacist. He is not the one that leads a state in which Christians are being slaughtered or that ethnic minorities are being marginalised, humiliated and destroyed.
“If you are looking for a terrorist governor I can name one or two but Bala is not amongst them. He is a leading member of the PDP (Peoples Democratic Party) Ministers Forum, a group which I belong to, and I assure anyone that cares to listen that he is far more comfortable with indulging in an intellectual joust in which we can agree to disagree than in carrying guns, throwing bombs and killing people. It would serve our interest better if we learnt to separate the wheat from the chaff and stop demonising people simply because they do not share our views.
“To call Bala a terrorist is unacceptable and erroneous. I doubt that has ever killed a chicken let alone a human being.”

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