Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, popularly known a FFK has also reacted to Garba Shehu’s description of Leah Sharibu as the unfortunate Christian girl, saying may God judge and punish him and those he represents.
Recall that Reno had challenged the official spokesperson of the President on his statement about security in Nigeria, and in response, he spoke about Leah in a way that has been found unacceptable and degrading.Reacting, FFK took to Twitter to join the host of Nigerians slamming Garba Shehu who has been renamed Garbage.”As far as he (Garba Shehu) is concerned Leah has no name but she is just an “unfortunate Christian girl”. The presidential spokesman is heartless, arrogant, insensitive & bigoted. Would he have spoken like this about Leah if she was a Muslim? Why did feel the need to mention her faith? Does the fact that she is Christian make her a lesser Nigerian? Is she a chattel or a piece of property that can be described as being “stolen”? “, he wrote.
“Is she not a human being too? Or is the fact that she is Christian or that she is a female make her less human? Nigerians deserve far better than this. The Christian community in Nigeria deserves far better too! This is an insult on every Christian & every right-thinking Nigerian. May God judge and punish Shehu Garba and those he represents for speaking in this way about Leah who is one of the greatest Christian heroes that Nigeria has ever known and a deeply courageous soul who sacrificed her liberty (and possibly her life) by standing proudly for her faith and refusing to convert to Islam even at the point of a knife and gun”, he added.
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