Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, may have softened on its tough stance towards the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as leaders of the group, on Tuesday, paid the former Lagos State governor a visit in his Lagos residence.
Those who visited Tinubu included Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Chief Supo Sonibare, Oba Olaitan Oladipo, and retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, Tunji Alapini.
The Afenifere leaders made the visit to Tinubu some days after the APC leader returned from a medical trip to the United Kingdom where he had a knee surgery.
Tinubu and Adebanjo met last in April, when the former Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin died.
Before the Afenifere leaders’ visit to Tinubu, Adebanjo had accused Tinubu of keeping sealed lips on the herdsmen crisis because of his belief that President Muhammadu Buhari would make him his successor.
Adebanjo had also recently said Buhari won’t hand over power to Tinubu, adding that both had only been deceiving each other.
The Afenifere leader had said, “I have said it openly before and I would say it again that Buhari is deceiving Tinubu and Tinubu is deceiving Buhari. I’m an old man and I’m a funeral candidate already, so quote me. If Tinubu contests the primary in APC today, he will fail.”
He had then advised Tinubu and other APC members from the South-West to resign their membership of the APC in the interest of Yorubaland.
Adebanjo had said, “I have always told them, from Tinubu downwards, that it’s better they save themselves speedily. I’m talking to all of them, that in the interest of Yorubaland and the country, they should get out of the carcass they call APC. I made a public pronouncement that they were a conglomeration of incompatibles. It’s on record. I said it then and I’m still saying it now; if they don’t save themselves early enough, then they are ready for a disaster.”