The latest interview granted by a former governor of Lagos, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to me, is an act of cowardice and unbecoming of a man of his calibre as it depicts a man desperate for power at any cost, including trading the Yoruba nation and lands for anything.
His politically motivated narrow opinion on the killing of an illustrious daughter of Yoruba land cannot vitiate the truth that Mrs. Funke Olakunri, the daughter of our own Afenifere leader, Pa Fasoronti, was killed by armed Fulani herdsmen operating unrestrained in virtually every forest of Yoruba land. His attempt to score a cheap distraction as his wife did during the general election, using the Igbos as a cannon fodder, by mentioning Evans, is a big self-indictment on Tinubu’s failure in the Southwest, because the Igbos rose to the occasion by pursuing a demolition onslaught against kidnappers without outsourcing blames or accusing the rest of the country of ethnic profiling and today, it is the most secured zone in Nigeria.
Unfortunately, Asiwaju Tinubu cannot replicate what a courageous General Muhammadu Buhari did in 2001 when he led a delegation of Fulani leaders to Ibadan to allege the Yorubas of killing his people, the herdsmen, and to accuse the government of Oyo State, under Pa Lam Adesina,of doing nothing about it.
It is a tragedy for Yoruba people to watch him explaining with disrespect to the dead and the people, a present evil in our forests, bushes and lands that is consuming humans, crops and threatening our corporate existence because of an ambition.
This is a clarion call on the Yoruba people not to be troubled by what Tinubu said or those who are sympathetic to leaders of the group that is oppressing our farmers and our people. Ignore those who are afraid to speak truth to power, as a matter of concern. We will continue to raise some pertinent questions about our continuous existence as a nation and speak our minds about the state of the nation.