Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Thursday, joined a host of others in condemning the protest at the US Capitol.
A violent protest had erupted at the US Capitol building in Washington DC on Wednesday after Donald Trump addressed his followers vowing “never to concede”.
During the violent protest, a woman was shot dead.
Reacting, Fani-Kayode on his Twitter handle, insisted that Trump was robbed, but violence in any shape or form has no place in a democratic setting.
His tweets read: “I clearly & categorically condemn the violence that we witnessed in the Capitol building in Washington yesterday during the meeting of the Electors. I believe that the election was rigged & Trump was robbed, but violence in any shape or form has no place in a democratic setting.
“All matters concerning the American Presidency ought to be resolved in a peaceful manner & I am glad that President Donald Trump had the presence of mind to tell the protesters to disperse and go home. As much as I love @realDonaldTrump and believe that he was cheated out of the election I will not support any action from his supporters that would disturb the peace, jeopardise life & property or lead to a civil war in America. Those of us that love & believe in him fought a good fight & stood firm, regardless of the odds& the insults, right to the end.
“It is time to accept the reality of a Biden presidency and move on. We must not let this matter divide and destroy America and indeed the world any further. This is the time to build bridges and come together. This is the time to emulate great men like Nigeria’s @GEJonathan, let things go & maintain the peace for the sake of all. In 2015 he was robbed & rigged out of the election too but he refused to urge his supporters to indulge in violence, he conceded his right to fight till the end & he put the peace, safety and security of the Nigerian people first. This was commendable.
“Trump has gone as far as he can go in terms of seeking redress & I commend him for that. Other than encouraging violence & anarchy, there is little more he can do. Like a good war commander & insightful leader he must accept the situation, no matter how unpalatable, retreat & leave the battle field with the remnants of his army intact so that they are not utterly decimated and they can live to fight another day. I have no doubt that after a few years, just as it was with Jonathan.
“Trump will be vindicated but he will lose that opportunity if he refuses to accept the final decision of Congress and the Electors and conceded the election. I pray he makes that choice and brings this increasingly ugly and dangerous situation to closure.
“I commend every Trumper in Nigeria for keeping the faith and standing firm till the end but now is the time to sheath our swords and accept the facts and the situation. President-elect @JoeBiden will be sworn in as President on January 20th, Vice President-elect @KamalaHarris will be effectively running the country into the foreseeable future and America and the world will have to live with the consequences of that.”