The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, scolded the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Bola Tinubu, over his comments on the region’s initiated security outfit Operation Amotekun.
Afenifere accused him of speaking “from both sides of his mouth.” The group said Tinubu has not said anything, saying he should be firm in his response.
Recall that Tinubu said many of the people who reacted to Amotekun did so for public attention, not because they cared about the people the security outfit would benefit.
Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, said: “We cannot understand what he is saying, speaking with four tongues from different sides of his mouth…even Atiku (former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar) who is not from here (South-West) was bold enough to state where he stands.
“You now constituted yourself to Tanko’s apex court and dishing out judgement, verdict on this and that…to impress who? Afraid of whom? Is he (Tinubu) afraid of President Buhari?
“When there was a crisis between herders and farmers, Buhari came to Ibadan and told Lam Adesina, ‘your people are killing my people.
“But he cannot be a judge in this matter, he should state his position. At a time there is a test of will between the west and the Federal Government, he should not be speaking in four tongues.”
Oduakin said Tinubu should have kept quiet instead of throwing “tantrums” around. “But we chose to ignore all those tantrums, less, people say we’re fighting ourselves.