Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, has accused the former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, of turning a blind eye to the perceived atrocities of herdsmen in the South-west part of the country.
He stated this while responding to a statement where Tinubu allegedly described him as suffering from selective amnesia.
He accused Tinubu of maintaining a ‘sinful silence’ when Fulani herdsmen abducted elder statesman, Olu Falae, and killed several people in the South-West.
The Afenifere and its spokesman Odumakin had frowned at Tinubu’s statement at an event in Abuja, where he supported the building of ranching for herdsmen.
But reacting, Tinubu’s media aide, Tunde Rahman, had attacked Odumakin.
In his response in a statement on Thursday, Odumakin accused Tinubu of only posturing as a federalist when it suited him.
“Tinubu has maintained a sinful silence as herdsmen launched vicious attacks on the South-West and other sections of the country with thousands of lives lost in the last three years.
“He can play the ostrich all he wants but we know he was mute when herdsmen kidnapped Chief Olu Falae. He could not find his voice when herders killed people in Yewa, Oke Ogun, Akure, Ekiti and the Middle Belt.
“Neither did I hear a word from Tinubu when herdsmen kidnapped and killed a Permanent Secretary in Osun (where Tinubu and I are from ).”
He insisted that cattle herders as businessmen should apply to state governors for land allocation if they were interested in ranching.
Accusing Tinubu of launching a personal attack against him, Odumakin added, “I do not intend to take issues with him in all the personal attacks and insinuations of disorder of the mind . Why should I when I know that it is chronic abusers of substance that are more prone to suffer from such? Thank God I am not one of them.”
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