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'Tinubu has lost his political powers in Yoruba land'

05 September 2016, 16:29Tony Smart

Former Special Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has proclaimed an end to the political dominance of the All Progressives Congress, APC, National Leader, Bola Tinubu.

Okupe made the proclamation following the defeat of Olusegun Abraham, at the last Saturday’s APC primary election in Ondo State.

Abraham, who was rumoured to be Tinubu’s preferred candidate lost to former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Rotimi Akeredolu as the party’s candidate in the coming governorship election in the state.

Okupe in a statement he posted on his Facebook page said the former Lagos State Governor may be losing his political influence over the party in the southwest, following the loss of his preferred candidate in the election.

Okupe wrote: “Yes indeed Akeredolu has won a deserved victory in the apc primaries in Ondo state. I salute the SAN’s courage and sagacity and I actually wish him well.

“However, media wise, the juicy news seems to be that “Akeredolu defeats Tinubu’s candidate. I have also read pieces insinuating that aso rock and some other elements of southwest extraction, had “hands and legs” in this historic victory and “embarrassing ” loss by the APC leader.

“Well the Yorubas say ote awo, ote ogberi that is, when the master is disgraced, the disciples are also shamed.

Also read: Tinubu angry with Aregbesola over outcome of Ondo APC primary election

“I do not support imposition in any form, politics must be based on collective and inclusive decision making process. Perhaps more importantly are issues relating to Justice, fairness and equity, with respect for one another and readiness for bargaining and institutionalising well laid out orderly and dependable compensatory party mechanism.

“Haven said that, I make bold to say that there is still a place for strong leadership in our politics in the southwest. With seeming diminishing influence of Tinubu in the southwest Apc, and absolute lack of credible leadership in southwest PDP, our politics in the southwest may soon be described by that popular adage “ko si olori ni aganyin, gbogbo nwon ni o nru ikoko ewa” meaning, because there is no leader in the Aganyin community (beans porridge sellers) all of them (young &old) carry the beans pot on their heads to sell!!!

“While I join millions of our people to rejoice with Akeredolu, I want to admonish that we in the southwest do not cry for or deride Tinubu but, rather we should on the two sides of the political divide, that is apc and pdp, pause and ponder on the emerging political leadership crisis in the Southwest.”

- News 24


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