You Are Greatest Looters! Fani-Kayode Slams UK Parliamentarian For Accusing Gowon Of Stealing

Date: 25-11-2020 6:31 am (1 month ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 25-11-2020 06:31 AM (1 month ago)
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A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has attacked a member of Britist Parliament, Tom Tugendhat, for accusing a former military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, of looting half of the funds in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Recall that during the debate on a petition on #EndSARS protest, Tugendhat had alleged that Gowan, who was head of state in Nigeria from August 1966 to July 1975, looted half of CBN money and moved to London when he was exiting power.

Reacting in a series of tweet on Tuesday, Fani-Kayode said he has always berated Gowon over his role in the mass murder and genocide of 3 million Igbos during the civil war.

But he described the allegation that Gowon looted half of CBN as false, noting that the former military leader is not a thief and neither did he amass wealth for himself when he was Head of State.

The former minister also accused Tugendhat of trying to revise history and demonise Gowon who served and protected British interests in Nigeria when he was in power more than any other.
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“Whatever you may say or feel about General Yakubu Gowon it is NOT true that he took half of Central Bank with him when he went on exile to the UK and studied at Warwick University after being removed in a coup by General Murtala Mohammed.

“I have my views about Gowon and what I consider to be his role in the mass murder and genocide of 3 million Igbos during the civil war and I have often expressed it but he was NOT a thief and neither did he amass wealth for himself when he was Head of State.

“As a matter of fact he was the darling of the British Government & no Nigerian leader, living or dead, has been as close to successive British Governments as him.

“This very young British MP is trying to revise history and demonise a man who served and protected British interests in Nigeria when he was in power more than any other and this is most dishonorable and unfair.
“The truth is that the greatest looters in the history of humanity were the British themselves and their Empire enslaved, looted and pillaged entire nations and continents.

“If he wants to criticise Nigerian leaders let him do so with facts and not fabricate lies in a scurrilous and essentially racist attempt to confirm the stereotyping of every Nigerian and African leader as being corrupt.

“The truth is that even though they pretend and sweep it under the carpet, there are as many corrupt British leaders, government officials and public servants today as there are Nigerian and this has always been the case.
“The difference is that they are not so obvious and brazen and they cover theirs up very well in a very sophisticated banking system which thrives on taking in dirty money and keeping it.

“Whoever this MP is should get his facts right and stick to talking about the #EndSARS protests rather than talk about our history which he evidently knows nothing about,” Fani-Kayode said.


Posted: at 25-11-2020 06:31 AM (1 month ago) | Hero
- kima77same at 25-11-2020 03:09 PM (1 month ago)
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KAYODE, DON'T JUMP INTO CONCLUSION, WHAT IF THERE ARE CONCRETE EVIDENCES, WHAT WILL YOU  SAY THEN ?
  INSTEAD OF DEFENDING GOWON, YOU SHOULD HAVE CHALLENGED THE BRITISH TO PRODUCE EVIDENCE.
   NIGERIAN LEADERS ARE CAPABLE OF ANYTHING!
Posted: at 25-11-2020 03:09 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 25-11-2020 05:07 PM (1 month ago)
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Posted: at 25-11-2020 05:07 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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