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Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by AtlanticBreeze: 8:45pm On Jul 06, 2015
Yinka Odumakin, national publicity secretary of Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, has said that whereas the late Obafemi Awolowo, former premier of the western region, was arguably a leader of the Yoruba nation, Olusegun Obasanjo, former president, and Bola Tinubu, former Lagos State governor, did not fit into the mould of leaders of the Yoruba race.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with BD SUNDAY, Odumakin alleged that Obasanjo and Tinubu were lacking the integrity and moral values to assume leadership role of the Yoruba race.

The political activist frowned at the claim in some quarters that the duo have since stepped into the “big shoe” left by Awolowo and insists that Obasanjo and Tinubu were only pursuing their “inordinate ambition”.

“It is an insult on Awolowo for Tinubu and his likes to claim to be ‘Awoist’. Awo would turn in the grave when Tinubu or his followers begin to compare him with the likes of Tinubu. In what area is the current politicians in the south west are like Awolowo? Is it in vision? Is it in character? So, when he comes to leadership, we will now move from Awolowo to Tinubu?” he said.

He said painful to “true Yoruba” in the current political dispensation was that the seat Abraham Adesanya occupied while in the Senate, is the same seat that Buruji Kashamu, who is fighting to halt his extradition to the United States over drug offences allegation is occupying in the 8th National Assembly.

“These are some of the tragedies that Nigeria has visited on Yoruba politics in terms of assaults on our value; where leadership is about character, about integrity, about vision. In Yoruba land, leadership is not bought; bent; is not something you rig or achieve through judicial pronouncements. To these set of politicians, it is a game of money. But in terms of values these people do not represent Yoruba people; leadership that is devaluing our people on daily basis. Ninety (90) percent of lawmakers in the south west cannot even express themselves; people with criminal background; people without pedigree; people who are uneducated; semi-illiterates; and that is the leadership somebody is promoting deliberately,” he said.

According to him, former President Obasanjo represents negative influence on the Yoruba politics, and that given the opportunities God has given him to preside over the affairs of the country for 11 years, and that by now, Obasanjo should have been an institution people would go to and blossom at his feet.

“Obasanjo should have been Nigeria’s Lee Kuan Yew, but he messed up on the altar of inordinate ambition, ego and squander-mania. His history balance at his twilight is negative because at the last meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the governors, they were talking about Excess Crude Account. Obasanjo started it. When you know that the likely project is that oil will sell at $60, you now benchmarked at $40. All the differences that now come between what you have used as benchmark you go and put in an account you don’t need any appropriation before spending and call it ‘excess’. But we know it is excess corruption. He was petroleum minister in this country for most of his eight years. What happened? We know how much he sunk into the power sector. What happened to the money? It was under him they were displaying money on the table of the National Assembly; bribing money. We saw how money was flying at the National Assembly over Obasanjo’s third term agenda,” he said.

Asked to comment on the power tussle currently rocking the ruling APC over the emergence of Bukola Saraki, and Yakubu Dogara, as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representative respectively, he said: “Bola Tinubu, who plays ludo game in Lagos, now went to Abuja to play chess, only to be defeated and watched the inauguration of the 8th Assembly on television. That can never be a Yoruba leader”.

Odumakin, who also said that party politics was dead in the country, explained that the desire to serve self had blighted the essence of service to the people of Nigeria, adding that some individuals had turned political parties into avenue to amass wealth and influence.

According to him, “Half of PDP decamped to a party and you called it APC! Before the elections all of them raised a bunch of broom and shouted ‘change’. But it is no longer a bunch of broom. It is rather, one stick of broom. Where is the change coming from? Who is giving change to whom? We saw the characters that were talking change; most of them have been in power for over 16 years. We know their system and where most of them are coming from. What binds them together was the common hatred for Jonathan. Anybody that says Jonathan is a fool is a ‘progressive’. Now that there is no Jonathan anymore, the weapons that were used against Jonathan have to be used against themselves in sharing the loots. We have only seen them boxing themselves. In due course, we will see them carrying cutlasses and bazookas. There is no party in Nigeria at the moment.”

http://businessdayonline.com/2015/07/obasanjo-tinubu-not-yoruba-leaders-afenifere/

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Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by AtlanticBreeze: 8:48pm On Jul 06, 2015
Quotables

“Bola Tinubu, who plays ludo game in Lagos, now went to Abuja to play chess, only to be defeated and watched the inauguration of the 8th Assembly on television. That can never be a Yoruba leader”.
cheesy cheesy

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Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by Nobody: 8:49pm On Jul 06, 2015
Let's know what Gbawe the real Yoruba leader will say.

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Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by IlekeHD: 8:50pm On Jul 06, 2015
Afenifere is to Yorubas what Ohaneze is to Igbos; useless.

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Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by IlekeHD: 8:51pm On Jul 06, 2015
AtlanticBreeze:
Quotables


cheesy cheesy

Yorubas are usually good with quotes and idioms.

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Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by tinuolababy(f): 8:52pm On Jul 06, 2015
Nonsense. Seeking relevance by all means

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Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by RichDad1(m): 8:52pm On Jul 06, 2015
Nonsense and ingredients.
Btw, what is Afenifere? Bunch of old, irrelevant jobless fools that wants to reap where they did not sow.
They can going the next train to the lagoon for all I care
angry angry angry angry angry angry

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Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by efilefun(m): 8:52pm On Jul 06, 2015
Who sabi Afenifere They are just group of hungry deluded men, that was how they were spewing trash before the elections.. awon agbaya

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Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by Rilwayne001: 8:52pm On Jul 06, 2015
Who are the afenifere's if not some hungry mofo...They are still angry that the drunkard lost the general election.

Awôn agbayá onijekujé

PDP is dead..You all foolish afenife re wahala will die of hunger angry.

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Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by Segadem(m): 8:52pm On Jul 06, 2015
okay

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Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by ladyju(f): 8:52pm On Jul 06, 2015
Ok na
Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by zchukwu(m): 8:53pm On Jul 06, 2015
True talk.(ezioku)

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Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by Nobody: 8:53pm On Jul 06, 2015
agbameta aka aresa come and defend your paymaster. Agbameta aka aresa stop following Fashola with Techno fones.

Let's know what Super1star aka after1 will say.

Oduavanguard and Eshinwaju oya come and do what your being pay for here oya come here chapally. grin grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by Dollyak(f): 8:53pm On Jul 06, 2015
Right move. I still believe tinubu is one of the few capable of helping the southwest against the north. So I hope this move can give him a rethink about his priorities. SW need to move forward, as we can no longer afford to be pulled down again.

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Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by micklplus(m): 8:53pm On Jul 06, 2015
Messed up odumakin.
Leave tinubu out of your poo.

Tinubu this, tinubu that!
Una nor dey Taya?

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Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by Dindondin(m): 8:53pm On Jul 06, 2015
I disown this present Afenifere.
The day I knew Yinka Odumakin wasn't okay was the day he started speaking for GEJ & PDP. And I know his problems, part of them is that he's pained that he didn't become the media man for APC instead of Lai Muhammed.
Last Bullet
No sane Nigerian ll wish PDP to continue their misrule.
Well meaning Yorubas never endorsed OBJ & Tinubu as their icon.
As for OBJ, he failed to perform above expectations. No sane Nigerian ll say he did well.
And for Tinubu, his mandate is OK. Yorubas are supporting him because he seems to be doing something good

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Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by Jaideyone(m): 8:53pm On Jul 06, 2015
lmao the same afenifere that couldn't give jona sw votes?

where was afenifere when tinubu kept the opposition alive in Nigeria?

tinubu remains the most powerful politician in this country. he lost out of nass but he's in control of the whole APC machinery south of the country.

who else can boast of such influence? does the afenifere as a whole have that kind of influence?

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Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by quid(m): 8:53pm On Jul 06, 2015
Wahala poju smiley smiley

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Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by eniyebaba(m): 8:53pm On Jul 06, 2015
How are the mighty fallen

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Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by tiamiyukunle69(m): 8:53pm On Jul 06, 2015
Lols. Who cares
Na so dem do during election campaigns.
Mine is to see good governance. That's all!!!

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Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by kasmail(m): 8:53pm On Jul 06, 2015
OdumaNONSENSE... make hin try be relevant as d 2 (Tinubu and Obasanjo)

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Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by Segadem(m): 8:53pm On Jul 06, 2015
Rilwayne001:
Who are the afenifere's if not some hungry mofo
becafu
Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by alaoeri: 8:54pm On Jul 06, 2015
Is Afenifere still existing?
Who are the ppl that comprises of Afenifere. undecided
Maxymilliano:
Tinubu is only a leader of Apc, not Yoruba land.


Obasanjo is no where to be found in the scheme of things ...
You ain't Yoruba so i don't expect you to know much, ask about who are the ppl called AGBEKOYA, Tinubu was made their life patron, go figure out.

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Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by 400billionman: 8:54pm On Jul 06, 2015
They deserve the treatment for deceiving Yoruba into voting Atiku.

Nonsense...
Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by DickDastardly(m): 8:54pm On Jul 06, 2015
“Bola Tinubu,who plays ludo game in Lagos, now went to Abuja to play chess, only to be defeated and watched the inauguration of the 8th Assembly on television. That can never be a Yoruba leader”.


Finish him!

FATALITY!

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Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by godoluwa(m): 8:54pm On Jul 06, 2015
both Tinubu & Obasanjo are disgrace & curse to yoruba race. Afenifere has said it all. Tinubu failed to understand that regional politics is different from national politics. only time shall tell.

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Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by benedictjohn(m): 8:54pm On Jul 06, 2015
POLITICS! I don't understand d meaning
Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by yurme(m): 8:54pm On Jul 06, 2015
U
Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by Maxymilliano(m): 8:54pm On Jul 06, 2015
Tinubu is only a leader of Apc, not Yoruba land.


Obasanjo is no where to be found in the scheme of things ...

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Re: Obasanjo, Tinubu Not Yoruba Leaders – Afenifere by Segadem(m): 8:54pm On Jul 06, 2015
Dindondin:
I disown this present Afenifere

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