Leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Ayo Adebanjo, has berated a former governor of Osun State, Bisi Akande, over allegations he made against him.
Naija News reported that Akande in his book, ‘My Participation’, had accused Adebanjo of pressuring Bola Ahmed Tinubu to build a house for him after gifting him a land in Lekki.
Akande also slammed the elder statesman and others for representing the southwest at the 2014 Confab organised by the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
Reacting in an interview with Arise TV on Tuesday, Pa Ayo Adebanjo described the former All Progressives Congress national chairman as an apron string of Tinubu.
He denied the allegations levelled against him, stressing that Akande is selling out the Yoruba race to ensure Tinubu succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari.
Adebanjo said, “He (Bisi Akande) is too junior to me to be commenting on political matters. He is a political neophyte. He is already known to me as a pathological liar. His colleague, Akinfenwa, in his book said that is who he is. And those of us who know him also know. He is just an apron string of Tinubu.
“He is too junior for me to be commenting on what he said. I signed his papers to be governor. And the condition we gave for him to become governor was that of sovereign national conference for the restructuring of the country back to federalism. That was the condition he was elected in 1999 and he reneged on that.
“We call all of them – Bola Tinubu, Segun Osoba to warn when they reneged. They have sold out the Yoruba race to Muhammadu Buhari all because they want Tinubu to be president. That is not my business.
“But telling lies is the one I don’t know and I don’t know how a man like Akande who claims that we all come from the root of Obafemi Awolowo can be taking pride in his participation in the government of one, Buhari, who they know is a disaster when all those who supported him initially are now regretting that they supported him.
“There is no sensible man who will come out now and say he is proud of Buhari. It shows the type of character he is. So, he is too junior for me to be commenting on what he said.”
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