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Ayo Adebanjo: Tinubu not speaking against herders because he doesn’t want to offend Buhari

Ayo Adebanjo: Tinubu not speaking against herders because he doesn’t want to offend Buhari
January 27
14:56 2021

Ayo Adebanjo, chieftain of Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-political group, says Bola Tinubu is afraid to speak on the activities of some herders in the south-west because he does not want to offend President Muhammadu Buhari.


Speaking in an online interview with The PUNCH, on Wednesday, Adebanjo said Tinubu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), believes Buhari will make him president in 2023 so he does not want to oppose the president.

Although Tinubu has not declared that he will be running for president, the APC chieftain is rumoured to be nursing the ambition to lead the country in 2023.

“Everybody knows who Tinubu is. Don’t bring me to that controversy. 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?” Adebanjo said.


“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 that it is the people of the western region that they are serving.

“I don’t buy the propaganda of the defence of the federal government that how do you know they are Fulani? That is escapist statement.

“For the past five years, we have been talking about the same thing. And when they are caught, they will say, they are not local Fulani. And you can’t explain how these foreign Fulani came to attack your people. You see the absolute negligence, dereliction of duty and incompetence in protecting lives and property as commander-in-chief?


“If you are a competent defender of the Nigerian people, the Fulani herdsmen won’t be committing all forms of atrocities unabated.”

Some herdsmen have been accused of killings and kidnappings in the south-west.


  1. add
    add January 27, 17:03

    Tinubu got cheap popularity in politics by tarnishing the image of the Ibo’s who were putting food on his plate. He continued until now his people have discovered his styles. Now his end has started a step at a time.

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  2. Adedafe
    Adedafe January 28, 15:21

    This guy must a comedian. Your joke should rank as one of the most amusing in 2021

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  3. Prince Adebare
    Prince Adebare January 28, 22:04

    Elder… guys should leave this man called Tinubu alone. Must everyone talk? Did you guys speak more than him in 1993/95? Leave him to do what you couldn’t do.

    Otherwise you’re all becoming suspects. What do you really want from him?

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  4. Gbodi
    Gbodi January 29, 00:48

    Must everyone make noise on the pages of the newspapers? Must Tinubu follow the crowd ? I believe he speaks to the power that be his own way . He should not be controversial and confrontational .

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  5. Albishiry
    Albishiry January 29, 06:59

    God bless you Prince Adebare

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