- Earlier, Chief Ayo Adebanjo has reacted to an allegation made by Chief Bisi Akande, in his book, My Participations
- Akande had claimed in the book that the national leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, built a house for Adebanjo in Lekki, Lagos
- In his reaction, Adebanjo, leader of Afenifere, revealed that he will not sue Akande to court rather, the EFCC should wade into the matter
Lagos state- The leader of the Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo has said that he will not take former Osun state governor, Bisi Akande to court over his comments about him in his book, My Participations.
However, he denied that his Lekki house, which is a bone of contention between him and Akande, was built for him by the All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
He told reporters in Lagos that three years ago, when he launched his own book, ‘Saying It As It Is,’ Tinubu described him as an incorruptible person and a man of great character, The Nation reports.
He urged the anti-graft agency to investigate how Akande built his houses at Ila, his home town, and Ibadan.
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The elder statesman said he built his house from his sweat, adding that he also sold his landed property, including the land given to him by the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, to build the Lekki house.
“I hereby authorise the EFCC to verify the facts.”
He said he has no reason to demand any money from the former Lagos governor after he left office since he never demanded such from him before he became governor.
Breaking: Ayo Adebanjo seeks probe of Tinubu’s source of wealth, explains how he built his own house
Describing Akande’s allegations as “malicious falsehood, ” Adebanjo challenged the former Osun governor to disclose how he got his own property.
2023: Afenifere reveals position on election, calls for new Constitution
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, has said it would amount to a mere waste of time to participate in the 2023 general elections if the 1999 constitution is not amended.
It was reported that the acting leader of the group, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, made this known while speaking with newsmen after the monthly meeting held at his residence in Sanya-Ogbo, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state.
Adebanjo said some leaders of Afenifere have resolved that the constitution must be reviewed before the election could be held.