Just like Femi Fani-Kayode, actor Yomi Fabiyi is against President Buhari’s visit to South Africa.
In an open letter to the President which he posted on his Instagram page, Yomi queried President Buhari for ”smiling and receiving flowers in a country still wet with the blood of his children killed in Xenophobic attacks”.
According to him, receiving such a reception is like spitting on the graves of Nigerians that have been killed in the country.
President Buhari is pictured above being welcomed to South Africa by the country’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, last night.
Read Yomi’s open letter below
GEN. BUHARI WHAT IF YOUR SON WAS KILLED IN SOUTH AFRICA XENOPHOBIA
Mr. President, I am writing this letter with a heavy heart. Attached pictures are alledgedly your arrival in South Africa, a land still wet with the blood of your children and you are all smiles recieving flowers to a heroes welcome on a red carpet.
I put it to you sir, such arrangement was never queried because your son or close relative was not part of those killed gruesomely. From the last I know, my son lives in South Africa, and I put myself in the shoes of those parents, families whose bread winners lives were cut short out of hate, wickedness and outright evil, how will they percieve this? Will you demand true justice?
Under the UN article, every person have right to travel and live anywhere in the world. What if your son was killed(God forbid), is this the kind of entry your protocol will accept? Sir, Nigeria can do better. The govt who cannot send one of the aircrafts in your fleet to evacuate planned this, disgusting. Nigerians that loot shoprites are in court and South Africans that killed your sons, daughters and country men are giving you red carpet welcome. Shameful.
Sir, your ability to allow SARS to torment Nigerians without you addressing it vigorously. That peaceful protests disrupted right from what Legendry Tuface Idibia planned to the recent Omoyele Sowore’s planned revolution protest are no good signs for our democracy. Maybe this is why you hardly bother rejecting or query some diplomatic or govt actions that may anger Nigerians, maybe you assume we FEAR you and protest can never happen. For how long?
In my opinion, that welcome and body language is like spitting on the graves of slain Nigerians. That is even if Nigerian Embassy know where the bodies are, how they were buried and where they were buried.
I will continue to speak up responsibly on matters that affects people’s peace, that may trigger perpetual violence on and offline. In the case of Nigeria, SILENCE HAS NEVER BEEN GOLDEN, IT IS BECOMING A PUNISHMENT. The culture of silence, fear and cowardice are reasons why most political evil, non-challelance and extreme disregard continue unabated.