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Arrest Threat: Fani-Kayode To Pres. Buhari: "I Shall Not Be Intimidated Or Silenced" | CNR

Femi Fani-Kayode

Staunch critic of President Mohammadu Buhari and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP chieftain, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the alleged plan by the Department of Security Service, DSS to arrest him, saying that he "shall not be Intimidated or silenced".

Unconfirmed story making rounds on social media alleged that the DSS is planning to arrest and detain Mr. Fani-Kayode -a vocal critic of President Buhari and member of Nigeria's main opposition party, PDP.

While noting that he does advocate for violence and subversion of the State, Fani-Kayode said that freedom of speech is a fundamental requirement in a democracy and that every citizen has the inalienable right to exercise it.

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Mr. Fani-Kayode said: "Freedom of speech is a fundamental requirement in a democracy and  every citizen has the inalienable right to exercise it.

"I do not advocate violence in any shape or form and neither do I believe in any form of subversion of the State.

He insisted that it was normal to criticise a government as that will make such government to be proactive, adding that he will continue to speak out over things he consider " unjust and evil"

"I do however believe in the right to rigorously criticise govt. and keep them on their toes and to speak against that which I consider to be unjust and evil.

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"This is not just a right but a duty that all true leaders must take very seriously and a divine mandate.

"Despite the threats of arrest and harm from the Buhari govt. I shall not be Intimidated or silenced. The battle belongs to the Lord", the former Aviation Minister said.

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