Elder statesmen in the southwest region have come out to condemn what they feel is a covert attempt to frustrate the vice-president, Professor Yemi Osinbanjo, out of office. Recall that it was recently reported that 35 aides of the VP were fired just days after the Vice president was removed from the Economic Management Team that he chaired.
Speaking on the alleged humiliation of Osinbajo, Prof Banji Akintoye, said the intimidation of Yoruba sons would not be allowed. He also said they are taking notes of what is happening to non Fulani people in the seat of government. Going further, he added nobody should make the mistake of thinking that the Yoruba will be watching and allow their sons to be degraded and dehumanized.
However, on his part, Afenifere chieftain, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, said he the South West has not benefited from APC and as such, he has told the national leader of the party, Tinubu and VP Osinbajo to leave the party. He said at the age of 91, the only thing he wants to see is a better Nigeria. Meanwhile, spokesperson of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said there is a plan to to humiliate Yemi Osinbajo and not the South West. He also accused the vice p[resident of not supporting the region since he became VP.
The Economic Management Team which the VP was removed from has traditionally been held by the Vice-president since the return of democracy in 1999.