Fani-Kayode is becoming paranoid

The first sign that Fani-Kayode had stepped into Never Never Land was when he tried to give a sinister meaning to Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg describing the Hausa language as a unique one.

Femi Fani-Kayode

Since the former aviation minister was released from prison, he has had something to say about everything, and this wouldn’t be a problem, if he was making sense.

The first sign that Fani-Kayode had stepped into Never Never Land was when he tried to give a sinister meaning to Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg describing the Hausa language as a unique one.

“Kerry comes to the north and sees the Sultan of Sokoto, northern governors and Buhari. One week later, Facebook founder comes to Nigeria and says Hausa is a “unique language” which he has to be included on Facebook. Think Nigerians think,” Fani-Kayode said on Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

Before then, he had castigated US Secretary of State, John Kerry for visiting only northern leaders and hinted that the US was in a shady relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari and the north.

Zuckerberg’s innocent comment resulted in a lengthy narrative crafted by Fani-Kayode to insinuate that the north and some Western allies were conspiring to enslave Nigerians through the use of the Hausa language.

“There is a long-term game plan unfolding and a not-so-hidden agenda. Yet sadly it is only those that are discerning, insightful, incisive and historically-literate that can possibly grasp or see it,” the former minister wrote in the article titled “Language as a tool of conquest”.

“It is points like this that those in our country that know no better and that believe that Hausa is just a "unique language" which should be spoken and adopted by all in our nation fail to comprehend. Such people fail to appreciate the fact that if you take a man's language and faith away and super-impose another on him, for whatever reason, that man loses his identity, his heritage, his culture and his history and he becomes absolutely nothing,” he added.

Fani-Kayode has also insinuated that the United Kingdom and the United States conspired to remove former presidentGoodluck Jonathan and put Buhari in office to be their puppet.

“Since July 29th 1966 that same group of people have effectively been running the affairs of this country from behind the scenes and they install and remove Presidents and Heads of State at will,” he said via Facebook.

“They, in collusion with their foreign friends and partners which include the governments of the U.K. and the U.S., put Buhari in power and removed Jonathan last year,” he added.

The camel’s back was however broken when Fani-Kayode accused US President, Barack Obama, Secretary of State, John Kerry and his predecessor, Hilary Clinton of conniving to put Buhari in office to further the cause of radical Islam and also establish a demonic “new world order” which accepts gay rights and gay marriage.

How can the same set of people support gay marriage and radical Islam? How does this conclusion even make sense?

Fani-Kayode is right to be concerned about some issues in the country, but he needs to relax with the conspiracy theories.

Maybe something happened in prison to amplify the former minister’s imagination, or maybe he just has some extra time on his hands, but whatever the case may be, he needs to chill.

Fani-Kayode is asking Nigerians to think deeply about Zuckerberg’s comment, but it seems that he’s the one who’s doing a little too much thinking.

The former minister is no doubt a brilliant mind, but there’s a fine line between genius and insanity, and Fani-Kayode is in serious danger of crossing it.


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