Former Deputy National Chairman of PDP, Chief Bode George, has some harsh words for the National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu, and former interim National Chairman of APC, Chief Bisi Akande. This is due to the perceived marginalization of
the Yoruba by President Buhari who has since assuming office, appointed 9 public officials, 8 of which are from the North.
Also, Akande alleged in an open letter that the National Assembly crisis was being sponsored by some northern elements, adding that there appeared to be a conspiracy by the North against the South-West. Reacting to the development in an interview with PUNCH, George said, “They (Tinubu and Akande) were not cautious when they were forming their alliance. They did not understand the dynamics of national politics. They were just driven by greed.
I am not saying that they should not have formed an alliance with the North but it should have been on equal basis. They have now been given a political circumcision. Awolowo wanted Yoruba to be equal partners with the North and not a second force. I said it that we have returned to the 1960 political era and Tinubu and Akande have been slapped. I predicted all these.
They were not thinking of the Yoruba but their selfish interests and I have no sympathy for them. Chief Akande said he did not believe in zoning and I knew that he did not know what he was talking about. Zoning gives everybody, including the minorities, a sense of belonging but Akande threw zoning of out the window and that move has backfired.
Go and read our constitution, there is no defined job for the vice-president. He only heads the Economic Council and is directed by the President.”……. no wonder Senator Saraki said he wldnt obey a mere commissioner wen V.P Osinbajo summoned him to a meeting….