The leader of the Yoruba self-determination group, Ilana Omo Oodua, Prof Banji Akintoye, has described the interest of the Northern Governor in the presidential ambition of Bola Tinubu as not genuine.
Akintoye stated this during an interview with Punch recently. The agitator when asked if it was worth it to give up the struggle for the Yoruba Nation for the presidential ambition of Tinubu said, “it is not worth giving up the (Yoruba Nation) struggle for.” He further stated that the Northern Governors would dump the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party in 2023. Akintoye speaking on the genuineness of the Governors during the interview said, “For instance, why did the northern governors suddenly around the turn to say they were supporting Tinubu? They turned around after Atiku (Abubakar) emerged as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party. “Up to that point, they were saying they didn’t recognise rotational presidency and there was nothing like rotational presidency but when Atiku was nominated, the next hour, they said they supported a southern candidate – Tinubu. “So, there is something hidden in that. A lot of people don’t know it but when we looked at it, we know that the interest of northern governors in Tinubu’s candidacy is not genuine; it is not honest. “What they have decided to do is to give him (Tinubu) the nomination, and then support their brother (Atiku) in the PDP. “That is where they will migrate to and give him (Atiku) the victory and that is what is going to happen. So, it is not worth giving up the (Yoruba Nation) struggle for.”
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