Political Activist, Timi Frank, has revealed why the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has been quiet over the crisis rocking South-West states.
In a statement on Monday, Frank said accused Tinubu of keeping quiet because of his ‘selfish’ political ambition to run for the presidency in 2023.
He called on the former Lagos State governor to speak up against the attacks in his region, stressing that his continued silence did not portray him as a leader with the interest of his people at heart.
“The crisis in the South-West should be solely blamed on Tinubu who foisted Buhari on Nigerians and especially on the South-West,” Timi Frank said.
“How can Tinubu continue to keep mute over the attacks in Oyo State and other South-West states?
“Tinubu is a leader of the Yorubas in the South-West. Asiwaju cannot be silent over matters involving threats to life, peace and security of his people.
“His continued silence has become too loud, especially owing to the fact that he was the major influence and the reason the Yorubas voted massively for Buhari in 2015.
“He does not want to shatter his relationship with Buhari which in turn, by his calculation, would attract the President’s nod for him to have a shot at the presidency come 2023.
“But as a leader of the region, Tinubu should speak against the attacks against his people and not be driven by his selfish 2023 presidential ambition.”
He stated that Nigeria is more divided under President Muhammadu Buhari than it has ever been before.
The Bayelsa born politician stated that the Buhari’s government has polarised the country across religious and ethnic lines.
He said: “This government is so clueless and incompetent that it recognises and shows a soft hand on terrorist groups like Boko Haram, killer herdsmen and bandits, but sadly mete out cruelty on innocent and patriotic Nigerians.
“Look at the number of security personnel it sent to wickedly dehumanise and arrest peaceful #EndsSARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos.
“Yet, the Buhari government can’t send a similar proportion of law enforcement agencies after killer herdsmen.”