‘Stop using Tinubu, Akande to clean your mess,’ group blasts Buhari
A group, Asiwaju Grassroots Foundation, AGF, has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari over what it described as his attitude to always call on the national leaders of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande as last resort whenever he runs into political problems.
In a statement released on Wednesday in Osogbo, by the National Publicity Secretary of the group, Adeboye Adebayo, AGF berated Buhari for always consulting the duo “only whenever he is having avoidable political problems.”
The group said that Tinubu and Akande are better materials for the position of the president, but for imbalance lopsided structure the country finds itself.
He called on the president to henceforth detest from taking these iconic national political leaders of Yoruba extraction as political tools.
“Our Foundation is highly disappointed in President Buhari for thinking that he can be using our leaders as political tools. These are the leaders that supported you to become President and all you could do in paying them back is to use the people they helped to power to bring them down politically.
“As I was reading Baba (Olusegun) Obasanjo’s press statement yesterday, I got a call from one of our members in Abuja, that our principal; Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Baba Bisi Akande are in a meeting with President Buhari. But since the meeting was coming up few hours after the release of Obasanjo’s statement, we hold that President Buhari has not stopped using our own leaders as political tools to clean up the mess in government,” Adebayo said.
Adebayo expressed disappointment that the President had always taken the two for granted, in spite of their valuable advise to the president whenever situations arise.
“These are people that had offered useful governance advises both privately and publicly for the growth of the country and have been ignored; these are the people that had offered and donated trusted hands to governance at the level of ministers and head of parasatals but the President rejected; but now that former President Olusegun Obasanjo wrote him a letter, these same leaders were invited to neutralise Obasanjo’s political influence.
“Whatever is it, we reject it outrightly and call on President Buhari to accord our leaders the deserved respect as we cannot take it anymore as a region to think he can be using them as political tool, that is the way we see it” Adebayo reiterated.
Adebayo called on the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina being a Yoruba like the party leaders, to display boldness and advise his boss rightly like Mr Segun Adeniyi would do in the days of Late Umar Musa Yar’Adua so that his place in the history of Yoruba nation will not be eroded.