The director, media and publicity, Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, Bayo Onanuga, has said the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is ready to serve Nigeria and not after personal interest.
Telescope.ng reports that Onanuga said this while faulting the Leader of the Yoruba Nation Self-Determination Struggle, Prof Banji Akintoye, who issued a statement on Thursday saying Tinubu’s presidential ambition was personal and not for the welfare of the Yoruba people.
Akintoye had said: “Our history will judge that at a time when our nation needs to stand up and defend itself, you started to bring up an agenda; a personal agenda of your own before them. You are asking us to vote for you.
“We will not vote for you. Whether it is for the Presidency or the Senate or House of Rep or whatever, we will not vote for you. We would have taken our country out of Nigeria by then. So, we advise you now to return to your people. I am advising you now, to return to your people and wash your soul clean. You are doing an unpardonable thing.”
Reacting, Onanuga described Akintoye’s statement as malicious and unwarranted, in a statement issued on Thursday, titled, ‘Professor Banji Akintoye’s Misdirected Aggression.’
The statement read: “Our attention has been drawn to an unfortunate, misdirected, misplaced and divisive statement credited to Prof Banji Akintoye, in which his group threatened to pull the South West out of Nigeria.
“To be candid, there are several agitation groups in the South West and in other parts of Nigeria who wrongly think the best way to demand justice and fairness is through the break-up of our country.