Chief Ayo Adebanjo, a Yoruba statesman and one of the leading voices in the country has blasted former Lagos state governor and National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Tinubu for the emergence of President Buhari.
Adebanjo says alliance with the North is mostly counterproductive because the north doesn’t want others to rule apart from them.
Adebanjo lamented what he described as the ‘foolishness’ of Tinubu in forming an alliance with the North.
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According to him, Tinubu had the unrealistic ambition of becoming president of Nigeria.
The Yoruba elderstatesman said this in an interview with the Sun.
He said: "The purpose of the South going into an alliance with the North is different from what the North enters into any alliance with the South. It is like the foolishness of Tinubu when I warned him from going into alliance with them. He thought he was going to make use of Buhari and Buhari knew that he was going to make use of him.
“He has the mistaken belief which I still believe that he is still having now that if I go along with them, Buhari would allow him become the president. He is just deceiving himself. It can never be until we arrive at how we are going to have it. They have not been reading, when we told them that Sauduana said he was going to rule the country until he drops the Quran in the sea, they thought we were joking. When we told them about Buhari, they thought we were joking.
“Go and see when the North has been clamouring to rule the country. They do not want to share. If they say they want to go into alliance, they are just finding a way to put you in their pockets. Go and ask Tinubu what Buhari is doing now with this administration. Would he be honest to say that he is following what they agreed on? APC has legacy parties; what did they agree upon. Did they agree upon the fact that majority of the security posts must be Fulani as it is now. You media men should be asking questions.
Going further, he said: “I am too old to speak this way. Tinubu and his people say they are the progressives, how progressive are they in collaboration with the CPC? What is progressive in the CPC programme? Even the supporters of Buhari say this is the most nepotistic government that Nigeria has had. Neither Tinubu nor the APC has said anything about it since they came into government. Is that what he promised the Yoruba when he was going there that they would be suppressed and that all the principal officers must be given to the Fulani?