October 07, 2016

Stop Trying To Humiliate Bola Tinubu, He's Our Leader – Fayose Warns APC Desperadoes

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has condemned the current tirade against Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, describing it as a grand conspiracy and crude attempt to humiliate and reduce the political influence of the national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Condemning the attack on Tinubu, Fayose said “humiliation of Tinubu is as good as humiliation of the Yoruba race,” adding that “Yoruba leaders must be protected”.

The governor said; “even though I am not a member of APC and I will never be, I was elected to stand in defence of the Yoruba nation. Once again I say no to the continuous dishonourable treatment being meted to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, having paid his dues.”

Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose, said; “if Tinubu is allowed to be embarrassed and disgraced just the way our past leaders were humiliated by these same elements, the Yoruba nation would have been made to suffer for uprightness.”

The governor condemned the Tuesday sponsored protest against the APC leader at the party’s national secretariat, saying; “it is unfortunate that Tinubu is now being vilified in a party he invested heavily in and his fellow kinsmen that he brought up politically are part of this conspiracy.

“In their desperation, they have even tried to set him against the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, by insinuating that he tried to prevent his (Osinbajo) emergence as President Mohammadu Buhari’s running mate, this is sad!”

He lamented that “when other tribes protect its own, it is becoming historically common among the Yorubas to allow themselves to be used against their leaders just for momentary political gains at the expense of the collective interests of the Yoruba nation.

“It should be noted that late Chief Obafemi Awolowo was sent to jail by the conspiracy and collaboration of some Yorubas with the external aggressors.”

Governor Fayose said; “Tinubu is a prominent stakeholder, we should not sit back and watch while those he used his own sweat to make conspired with others to humiliate him.

“Most importantly, it is my position that irrespective of political affiliation, no leader of the Yoruba nation must be vilified unduly, especially by the same people who humiliated our past leaders like Obafemi Awolowo, Adekunle Ajasin, Bola Ige, Bisi Onabanjo, Lateef Jakande and others.

“To me, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu should not be seen just as an APC leader, but acknowledged as a major stakeholder in the Yoruba nation that we must all protect beyond politics.

”It should be recalled that these were among the issues that I raised when I visited Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State few months ago on the need to work together beyond party affiliations.

“Here in Yorubaland, it is said that if a household is at peace, it is because the bastard child of the family is yet to attain the age of maturity and those people that Asiwaju Tinubu made, but are now being used against him should watch it.

“I therefore condemn this conspiracy against Asiwaju Tinubu and I admonish those that are hoping to make political benefits from it to have a rethink.”

The governor, who called for greater unity among the Yorubas, added that; “We are first Yorubas before becoming members of political parties..."


Anonymous said...

But it is a shame what some APC and Presidency officials are doing to Tinubu after the man sacrificed to found the party when PDP was a monster to others. He deserves better.


inumidun said...

Political drama..

Harbolarkale Niyi said...

I support Thugnor oshokomole on this........ He is on his right senses

Anonymous said...

It is certainly not Fayose who should praise sing Jagaban for any reason. Fayose should not be allowed for he will turn it to something else that soothes him. I wonder why the government has allowed him to make such comments at all. Federal should treat Fayose the same way the then federal govt treated Gov Adebayo. WHEN opposition were mishandled in the past it was not illegal but the table has turned and the same pdp now condemns the govt of the day endlessly even when the infractions are less severe or non existent. PMB now is time to bite.

Oluwashola Christwealth said...

You're so so so so so stupid, that you're so so so stupid