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