An elder statesman has accused Bola Tinubu of sabotaging Yorubas – The chieftain also said that Tinubu and other Yoruba leaders in President Muhammadu Buhari’s government sold the Yoruba’s out – He said such sabotage also led to the renewed agitation for the secession by various regions in Nigeria An elder statesman and a chieftain of the Afenifere group Ayo Adebanjo has accused the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu and some other Yoruba leaders of masterminding the rise of the ongoing agitation for a restructured Nigeria. In an interview with Vanguard, Adebanjo said major members of the APC are conniving with Buhari’s regime in its autocratic pattern of leadership. Adebanjo said: “People like Tinubu and other South West leaders, who are in the APC, should talk now. This is not what we bargained for. Is that the change we want? Is this what you led the South-West to do?” “They have sold out and I am sure the electorates in the South West and South-south, who were led into the APC, are not dunces,” Adebanjo stated. NAIJ.com gathered that the chieftain noted that the autocracy exhibited by the present administration is one of the reasons for the renewed Biafra agitation.
“You belong to a club when you believe you have an advantage but when the club is oppressing you, then what is the point of remaining there other than to get out? That is why the Biafra people are saying they want to opt out, do not blame them?” Adebanjo asked. The chieftain said if all region and ethnic groups in Nigeria were treated with equality, there will be no agitation for the secession of any part of the country. “I say categorically, don’t let us deceive ourselves, Buhari and the APC are not serious about keeping the country together, they are only paying lip service. If that statement is not correct, there is a lot the president should do to show that he welcomes everybody.
He further advised the Buhari led administration and the Norther leaders to caution the youths in the region over the recent statement that Igbos living the North should vacate within three months. Adebanjo said the quit notice to the Igbos by the Northern youths is a call for war.
He said: “They believe because their people dominate the security forces in the country, they believe they are ready for a fight. It shows they only want to dominate the rest of the country. I say this, with all the statements emerging from the north, there is no reaction from the Federal government.” With all the complaints we have been having, the president has not gone on air to condemn all these actions. Not even a single arrest has been made. Some of those now in the APC government were in the forefront of the June 12 struggle. Is this what we bargained for? This is a one-man rule. Is that the change we want? Is this what you led the South-West to do? They have sold out and I am sure the electorates in the South West and South-south, who were led into the APC, are not dunces,” he said.
He added that the solution to solving majority of Nigeria’s problem is going back to true federalism. NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the APC leader and the former vice president of Nigeria Atiku Abubakar said that June 12 is not just an ordinary holiday to be celebrated in Nigeria. The duo said the day is memorable in the history of Nigeria and as such, Nigerians must take time out to reflect on its significance.