A group identified as the Yoruba Youth Social-cultural Association has warned the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, against supporting President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
The warning came in a statement issued by the President of the group, Mr. Olalekan Hammed, in Osogbo on Sunday.
According to the group, it had become obviously clear that the ruling party and President Buhari did not value Tinubu’s contributions towards the party’s emergence to power in 2015.
Mr. Hammed further stated that the position of former President Olusegun Obasanjo who said that Tinubu did not hold any post in the APC was justifiable, adding that Buhari had described himself as the National Leader of the APC in a letter to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
“The fact that President Muhammadu Buhari deliberately wrote INEC to affirm his position as the APC national leader vindicates the former President Obasanjo who had sometime challenged the former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to state his roles in the APC as the national leader of the party.
“Constitutionally, APC has no reasonable provision for him (Tinubu) in the party and he has been used and dumped.
“It would have been better and respectable, provided Mr Buhari did not write to INEC or talk about the issue. The letter he wrote to the electoral umpire to attest that he is the party’s national leader was aimed at ridiculing Tinubu.
“Yoruba people understand body language more than any other tribe in Nigeria. There is no sense in staying with people who do not appreciate your presence or feel your impact. The YYSA implores Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to think twice before supporting Buhari’s re-election bid. There is no difference between someone who steals your property and someone who shows no gratitude for all the favour rendered to him.”