A Lagos Chief, Babatunde Olorogun-Etti, on Monday described the action of the leader of pan Yoruba socio political group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo as regrettable and a betrayal of All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential hopeful, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the South-West geo-political zone.
‘’Chief Ayo Adebanjo is a disgrace to the Yoruba race. His utterances and attitude are geared towards causing disunity in Yoruba land,’’ Olorogun-Etti said.
In a statement in Lagos Island Ward E3, Olorogun-Etti accused Adebanjo of fanning the embers of discord in the region, cutting a very bad image for South-West and using Afenifere for self-promotion.
‘’What is Pa Ayo Adebanjo’s contribution towards Yoruba’s progress and economy? Why is he pulling a Yoruba man down? The Afenifere leader belongs to a faction that wants to destroy the Yoruba nation. His commitment is not to the unity and development of Yoruba but an interest outside the region,’’ he said.
Olorogun-Etti, who is the leader of Eko United, a leading political group in Lagos State, described Adebanjo’s comment on the 2023 presidency as shocking, repulsive, and ugly.
He described Tinubu as a man of character, competence and credibility.
‘’Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a true leader of democracy, a role model, a suave politician, a visionary leader, bridge builder and man of impeccable credentials. We are blessed to have him in the South-West’’
He eulogized the former Lagos State governor for his competence, courage and the consistency in his conviction and political choices.
‘’Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is an asset to Nigeria. He has a track record of success’’
The Lagos APC leader urged Southwest politicians and leaders to project the agenda of the region to counter the negative picture being presented by Adebanjo.
‘’The way forward for the country is to make Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu president in 2023,” Olorogun-Etti added.