Femi Fani-Kayode the former Minister of Aviation, has said that when it comes to playing opposition politics, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders and other opposition party leaders in Nigeria are ignoramus.

He therefore asked them to take out time to study their counterparts in Venezuela and Sudan to get knowledge on how real opposition leaders are meant to play politics.

Venezuela, a country struggling with repression and hunger, has had sustained protest led by Juan Guaidó, the opposition in the country.

In Sudan last April, opposition played a major role in the military ousting of Omar al-Bashir, the country’s former President, after a three-decade rule.

Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the PDP, in a tweet on his official Twitter handle said he would want Nigeria’s opposition parties follow the path of those two countries.

“The Fani-Kayode wrote, “Go to Venezuela and Sudan and find out how real opposition leaders are meant to behave when faced with mass murder, genocide, ethnic cleansing, sit tight leaders, rigged elections, wholesale tyranny and barbarous and brutal injustice.

“The opposition in Nigeria has much to learn.”

PDP, after leading the country for 16 years, was thrown out of federal power in 2015 and so remains Nigeria’s major opposition party.


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