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How Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition Divides Afenifere – Senator

Tinubu, Bucknor-Akerele

Former Deputy Governor of Lagos, Senator Kofoworola Bucknor- Akerele, Thursday said the ambition of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to become President led to the split of pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere.

Akerele told Daily Independent that Tinubu knows he cannot achieve his ambition based on the stance of the Afenifere leaders who are very principled.

Bucknor-Akerele explains fallout with Tinubu

Moreover, Akerele explained that she fell out with her god father because she refused to cooperate with him to upstage the leaders of the group and hijack the organisation.

She said: “What led to the split of Afenifere is Bola Tinubu’s presidential ambition. He wants to be President of Nigeria and didn’t see how he could achieve that under the Afenifere.

“Because Afenifere has a very strict rule of operations, he could not achieved his ambition under them.

Bucknor, Afenifere

‘Afenifere studies members before support them’

“They don’t just make anybody anything. They study you for years and see how you behave before they  let you go for even councillor.

“And you can see that in the old Western region too. “Because of that pattern, we had the best governance in Nigeria at that time.

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“At that time, we had competent people, not people who came with money that was either stolen or from dealing in drugs. “That is not possible under Afenifere and Tinubu knows that.”

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