In a swift clapback for a perceived slight by the diplomat, the Director, New Media Sub-Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (APC -PCC), Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, chided the British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Ben Llewellyn-Jones, for allegedly threatening him with a visa restriction.
During an interview with Nigeria Info FM monitored in Lagos, South-West Nigeria, on Sunday, Llewellyn-Jones had chastised some politicians for making hate speeches and ethnic slurs.
“Yes, to be specific, there were some people, such as Femi Fani-Kayode, who said what he said and why he said it.
“I’m not sure what you mean. From my perspective, it is terrible that he will talk on behalf of a party and that party does not distance itself from him and tell him to stop. That is incorrect,” Llewellyn-Jones remarked in part.
In response to the British envoy’s statement, Fani-Kayode labelled him “misguided and mischievous”, boasting that he would not be intimidated.
He also warned the UK not to interfere in Nigeria’s domestic affairs, reminding the envoy that Nigeria is no longer a British colony.
“These are my personal views, and I feel compelled to express them given that one @benllewellynjo1, a misguided, mischievous, and clearly unlettered Englander who does not know his place, threw away all caution and mentioned my name in his inglorious commentary,” Fani-Kayode stated.
He DDED: “I would advise Ben, who I believe is the UK’s Deputy High Commissioner in Nigeria, to keep his dirty nose out of our internal affairs.
“Nigeria was no longer a British colony 63 years ago, and we no longer need his advice on how to handle our affairs or conduct our politics.
“I understand that his preferred presidential candidate did not win the election, but that does not mean he should cross the line and take liberties with us here.” I’m curious who he believes he is. I am not one of those Nigerians that bows, shakes, shivers, or trembles in the presence of the British or any other foreigner.
“And, unlike most, I don’t need his or his ilk’s validation or endorsement, nor am I intimidated by his veiled threat of a visa ban.
“To be honest, I couldn’t care less.
“However, I would like to assure him that, despite his views and desire to compel us to accept their godless so-called “humanist” and “libertarian” values and introduce evil practices and policies such as same-sex marriage in our country, this will never be the case.”
“My aversion to sodomites is as constant as the Northern Star. And whether he likes it or not, a sodomite will never be our President.
“We will not accept lessons in politeness, decorum, what to say or how to speak from a fading British Government servant representing a nation that has committed more horrors than any other in human history.
“When it comes to the politics of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I advise this little Englander to respect himself and remain a silent observer.
“We are not the British’s poodle, and we reached adulthood 63 years ago.
“He should be more concerned about the dwindling fortunes of a once-Great Britain, as well as the systemic racism, inherent injustice, and insufferable arrogance that is entrenched in the British establishment and society, than he should be about Nigerian intraparty politics.
“Given the unfolding events in Ukraine, he should also be more concerned with his country’s efforts to bring us one step closer to WW3 (World War Three).”
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