Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo has said that President Muhammadu Buhari and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu were engaging in a mutual game of deception.
He said this while reacting to insinuations that the recent dissolution of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) signalled the beginning of a cold war between Buhari and Tinubu.
Reacting, Adebanjo said he knew all along that Buhari was fooling the former Lagos State Governor.
The nonagenarian noted that Tinubu was also deceiving the president, describing the party as a gathering of incompatible persons.
He stressed that APC has no clear-cut ideology binding the party members together and that it was all about sharing offices and power.
“I have worries for him (Tinubu). He knew all these things but he relied on Buhari and worked to make him the President. I said it before publicly that Buhari is deceiving Asiwaju and Asiwaju is deceiving Buhari. Everybody is trying to use the other. Why can’t Tinubu hammer on restructuring knowing that this was what brought Buhari to office?
“I have been in this game for 70 years. So, many of those who are talking now were not born then. That is the truth – even Buhari was a toddler. He is now 74. Each time I tell you, why should Tinubu, the Vice-President (Yemi Osinbajo) and all those who were in Alliance for Democracy run to the APC? Why are they hesitating now to stand for restructuring? They can’t talk.
“All the things I am telling you now – it is not the first time. I said both Jagaban (Tinubu) and Osinbajo should get out of the APC. I said it openly. It is a disgrace and disservice to the Yorubaland. So, what is happening now shows there is nothing to bind them together,” Adebanjo said.