Tinubu, OBJ Lack Integrity, Moral Values – Afenifere #Beekhaybeee #Yoruba

Yinka Odumakin, the national publicity
secretary of Afenifere, has criticized the
actions of the ex-president Olusegun
Obasanjo and the national leader of the All
Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu in
Nigerian political circles. Tinubu, OBJ Lack Integrity, Moral Values – Afenifere He said that they did not fit into the model of
leaders of the Yoruba race. Odumakin in an interview granted to Business
Day claimed that Obasanjo and Tinubu did not
have the integrity and moral principles to
undertake leadership roles of the Yoruba race. His words: “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?” READ ALSO: Yoruba Group Lambasts Obasanjo The Afenifere secretary added that it was painful
to “true Yoruba” in the ongoing political
dispensation that the seat Abraham Adesanya
took while in the Senate, is the same seat that
Buruji Kashamu has 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. Odumakin further stated that Obasanjo is a bad
influence on Yoruba politics, and that given the
opportunities God has given him to chair over
the affairs of Nigeria for 11 years, and that by
now, Obasanjo should have been an institution
to whom people would go to 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. READ ALSO: Odumakin Blasts Kwankwaso, Says Almajiri Is A Menace “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 concluded. Yet another Yoruba socio-cultural group, the
Oodua Development Initiative, has recently criticized Obasanjo over his statements on Goodluck Jonathan’s government.