Afenifere leader Ayo Adebanjo coerced Tinubu to build a house for him – Bisi Akande


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Former Governor of Osun State, Chief Bisi Akande has alleged that Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo pressurised APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu into building a house for him in Lekki, Lagos.

Akande, who is the pioneer National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), said this in his new autobiography entitled, ‘My Participations’.

Adebanjo is a frequent critic of Tinubu, who was Governor of Lagos State between 1999 and 2007.

“One day, Sir Olaniwun was launching a book at Muson Centre, Lagos. After the book presentation, Tinubu said I should not go and that he would like to see me. We met in a small room where he also invited Sir Olaniwun Ajayi. ‘Papa, you can see that this document is old, Tinubu said as he handed over a big envelope to Ajayi. This is your C of O (Certificate of Occupancy)!’

“Tinubu told me later that after he presented Adebanjo’s C of O to him, Adebanjo was always pestering Tinubu until he helped built a house on the plot. The street was also named in honour of Adebanjo and he is living in that house now at Lekki Phase One,” Akande wrote.

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When contacted, the 93-year-old Adebanjo said he would react to the allegation after reading the 559-page book.

“I’m not going to depend on hearsay; I am going to give a written reply after reading the book,” Saturday Punch quoted him to have said.

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