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Buhari ‘President tricked Tinubu to get into power,’ Afenifere chieftain says

Okunrounmu said further that Tinubu was naïve to think that Buhari would recognize him as king maker after becoming president.

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Senator Femi Okunrounmu, a chieftain of Yoruba socio-cultural organization, Afenifere, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari tricked All Progressives Congress (APC) leader, Bola Tinubu to get into power.

APC leader, Bola Tinubu and President Muhammadu Buhari play

APC leader, Bola Tinubu and President Muhammadu Buhari

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Okunrounmu said further that Tinubu was naïve to think that Buhari would recognize him as king maker after becoming president.

President Muhammadu Buhari and APC eader, Bola Tinubu play

President Muhammadu Buhari and APC eader, Bola Tinubu

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The Afenifere chieftain made the comments during a recent interview with Punch. Excerpts below:

Senator Femi Okurounmu play

Senator Femi Okurounmu

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There has been much talk about the President’s appointments in favour of the North.

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 South-West were looking for genuine social change. At the end, the North just used the South-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.

What is the next line of action for the Yoruba race?

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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