Youths For Change NG, an umbrella group of Nigerian youths, has told the government to jail former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode if he continues along the path of cruel and insultive language.
Mr Seun Bobade, a leader in the group made the statement on Thursday in Ilorin, noting that sometime the abusive language by the former minister bothered on hate speech.
Bobade blasted the former minister “for his ranting and increasingly unsubstantiated allegations’’ which he said were becoming an embarrassment, particularly to youths who look up to him.
“The media must hold Fani-Kayode to a higher standard. They should not just regurgitate his allegations without asking him to substantiate such. After all, it’s trite-law that he who alleges must prove.
“The former minister should have been asked to provide incontrovertible evidence of the allegation he made, including to identify the television station by name.
“He should have been asked also to name the particular fellow at the TV station who was threatened over his interview.”
“One will expect that as the President eventually returned healthy, Fani-Kayode will be challenged, instead, the media indulged him by publishing another unsubstantiated allegation from him, which he must have designed to cover his earlier statement.
“The youths want a country in which government and opposition figures engage in public discourse in an atmosphere devoid of falsehood, personal insults, acrimony and sheer hatred,” he added.