- There are claims that the herdsmen crisis in the southwest is a political issue
- This position stems from the allegation that Bola Tinubu is silent about the killings by herdsmen because of his ambition of becoming the next president
- Afenifere's spokesman, Ayo Adebanjo, said Tinubu is silent because he wants to secure the backing of the north come 2023
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An allegation has been made against the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu, concerning the ongoing crisis caused by herdsmen in the southwest.
The claim is that Tinubu is mute about the injurious activities of the northerners in the region because of his presidential ambition in 2023, Punch reports.
According to the spokesman of Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, the APC stalwart is not ready to speak on the issue because he is nursing hopes of being aided by the north in the next presidential election.
In clear terms, Adebanjo alleged that the former Lagos governor believes President Muhammadu Buhari will give him the needed backing during the poll, hence his refusal to confront the Nigerian leader.
The Afenifere chieftain said:
“Everybody knows who Tinubu is. Tinubu does not represent us. All that is happening in Oyo now, what has he said? When they (gunmen) killed the Oba in Ekiti, what did he say?
“He didn’t say anything that will oppose Buhari because he is thinking Buhari will make him the president. So, he doesn’t want to say anything to offend him. Amongst all the governors he sponsored, Akeredolu has the courage to speak up.”
Meanwhile, Sunday Adeyemo, a popular Yoruba activist better known by his pseudonym Sunday Igboho extended a note of gratitude to prominent southwest leaders including monarchs and political statesmen.
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Igboho, who spoke in a now-viral video, said he was indebted to people like Dele Momodu, former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode, former governor Ayodele Fayose and former president Olusegun Obasanjo for speaking up against his arrest.
Also, notable among those he mentioned in his appreciation remark were Chief Alao Akala (former Oyo state governor), renowned writer, poet and critic Professor Wole Soyinka.
Recall that Igboho dared the government of Oyo state to arrest him following his "leave" order to Fulani herders in Igangan community.