“Snobbish, arrogant and power-thirsty” – Afenifere attacks Tinubu

by Isi Esene

The Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has sent a message to the newly re-elected governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, congratulating him on his victory in the October 20 elections.

In a letter signed by the group’s leader, Reuben Fasoranti and Seinde Arogbofa, it said Mimiko’s re-election is a victory over “godfatherism and slavery”.

According to the group, “This victory, amongst other things, is victory over god-fatherism, a rejection of political imposition and slavery from outside the state and the people’s hope of a better deal to come.

“One or two of your predecessors have one way or the other broken the jinx of second term in office. But yours is unique and not associated with rancour or political upheaval. We appreciate God for you,” the group said.

It reportedly advised Mimiko to justify the confidence reposed in him by the electorate “through aggressive attack on graduate and able-bodied joblessness, consolidation of social services to the people and the multiplication of same to those who are yet to benefit from the government largess”.

Afenifere predicted the impending irrelevance of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the politics of the country saying, “There is a need for the exhibition of fair play and justice to all and carry the banner of progressive politics into national politics now that the eclipse of the ACN is unavoidable.

“We entered into electoral cooperation with you (Mimiko) in the  election for mutual respect in all ramifications for you to give better governance to our people, and for the creation of a forum for the emergence of a healthy third force to counter an emerging group under the leadership of few disrespectful, snobbish, arrogant, ravaging and power-thirsty politicians.

The Afenifere is clearly beating the drum of war against Tinubu’s fabled political machinery, we’ll wait to hear what the Jagaban has to say about this.

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Comments (5)

  1. ..the truth is Afenifere and Tinubu fell out a long time ago. Whatever they say is understandable. However, they should note that the fact that the ACN controls the west today is because the people retraced their steps back from slavery and the era of impunity that existed while those states were run by the PDP. It is not fair to classify Tinubu as a tyrant simply because he has refused to be cowed or caged by Afenifere.

  2. Afenifere is only doing the job in which they have been paid. It is worrisome that elders that are expected to be completelty neutral and not to be biased. Well,Falae and co will work for what they paid for,especially when his blood is in Mimiko's cabinet. Agba to je dodo kole so ododo little wonder Afenifere is no longer rellivant in south west bec of their chop make I chop attitude.

    1. go speak indigbo bro and @afenifere they all old politicians without direction

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