A group of Yoruba youths known as the Yoruba Youth Socio-cultural
Association has warned Asiwaju Bola Tinubu against supporting President
Muhammadu Buhari reelection in 2019.
President of the YYSA, Mr Olalekan Hammed, made the position of the
group known in a statement made available to our correspondent in Osogbo
He said it had become obvious that the All
Progressives Congress and Buhari did not value the contributions of
Tinubu towards the party and the emergence of Buhari as the President in
Hammed said the position of former President Olusegun
Obasanjo that Tinubu did not hold any post within the APC was
justifiable, saying Buhari had written the Independent National
Electoral Commission to state that he was the national leader of the
The statement said, “The fact that President Muhammadu
Buhari deliberately wrote INEC to affirm his position as the APC
national leader vindicates the former President Obasanjo who had
sometime challenged the former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu
to state his roles in the APC as the national leader of the party.
“Constitutionally, APC has no reasonable provision for him (Tinubu) in the party and he has been used and dumped.
would have been better and respectable, provided Mr Buhari did not
write to INEC or talk about the issue. The letter he wrote to the
electoral umpire to attest that he is the party’s national leader was
aimed at ridiculing Tinubu.
“Yoruba people understand body
language more than any other tribe in Nigeria. There is no sense in
staying with people who do not appreciate your presence or feel your
impact. The YYSA implores Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to think twice
before supporting Buhari’s re-election bid. There is no difference
between someone who steals your property and someone who shows no
gratitude for all the favour rendered to him.”