How Buhari deceived Tinubu – Afenifere

By Amako Nneji September 2, 2015 15:34

How Buhari deceived Tinubu – Afenifere

Senator Femi Okunrounmu, a chieftain of Yoruba socio-cultural organization, Afenifere, said that President Muhammadu Buhari deceived the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, leader, Bola Tinubu to get into power.

Okunrounmu who stated this during an exclusive interview with Punch Newspaper insisted that Tinubu was naïve to think that Buhari would recognize him as king maker after becoming president.

This revelation came on the heat of the recent lopsided appointment made by the president.

These lopsided appointments according to reports were skewed in favour of the North.

Buhari since his inauguration has made 31 major appointments with only 7 coming from the South while 24 were from the North.

See: Buhari wants to “northernise” Nigeria – Fayose

While speaking, Okunrounmu stated: “As a Yoruba man I am very uncomfortable with this. Buhari had a reputation for ethnic bias and when we said it during the election, they said we were lying. The change the APC was talking about meant two different things.

    “The APC in the North saw change as an opportunity to return power to the region while those in the S/West were looking for genuine social change.

    “At the end, the North just used the S/West to climb back into Aso Rock

    “But with Tinubu as the National Leader of the APC, he should be able to protect the interest of the Yoruba people.

    “It was naive of Tinubu to think that Buhari would just get power and he (Tinubu) would become the kingmaker of Nigeria. We told him that once Buhari got power, he would turn around and just forget about him and implement a northern hegemonic agenda which Buhari is doing now.

    “So, the keys to the chains of slavery we thought we could use to break free were just given back to the North by the APC. The APC became an agent of oppression and enslavement. We can all see that Buhari only tricked Tinubu to get power back to the North.

Reacting on Buhari’s skewed appointments, the Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode in an article tagged “Buhari president of Nigeria or King of the north? “ said that the north had always dominated Nigerian politics.

Quoting Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Saurdana of Sokoto and the Premier of the North, “We the people of the north will continue our stated intention to conquer the south and to dip the koran in the Atlantic ocean after the British leave our shores.”

Three years later, on 12 October 1960, Ahmadu Bello went a step further by saying the following words to the Parrot Newspaper: “The new nation called Nigeria should be an estate of our great grandfather Uthman Dan Fodio. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. We must use the minorities in the North as willing tools and the South as a conquered territory and never allow them to rule over us and never allow them to have control over their future”.

On next line of action for the next line of action for the Yoruba race, Okunrounmu stated:

    “What we must do is to put on our thinking caps. We have been led astray by Tinubu.

    “Tinubu did all this for his own selfish agenda. We all know what he did in Lagos but because he has so much money, whatever he says is believed hook, line and sinker.

    “We must educate ourselves and use our brains. I have never hesitated in telling people that Tinubu is not the right leader for the Yoruba race. He is not truthful and that was why Gani Fawehinmi took him to court.”

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