Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere has told Vice President Yemi Osinbajo that late premier of Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo would have sued him for defamation of character for linking his name to the All Progressives Congress (APC) if he was still alive.
Afenifere, while reacting to comments made by Osinbajo in Ekiti state on Friday that APC was Awolowo’s party in a statement issued by its spokesman, Yinka Odumakin called on the Vice President to stop debasing the legacies of sage.
“The Vice President was being apostate when he claimed APC belongs to Awo. Our leader must have turned in his grave to hear such debasement of what he stood for – his legacies.
“How can a party that does not accept that Nigeria should be returned to federalism be linked to Awo? Would Awo be promoting sectionalism and exclusive government the way APC is doing with sensitive appointments and promotion of Ruga which they just rechristened? Would Awo run a country that is the global secretariat of poverty? Would a man of Awo’s understanding allow Miyetti Allah members to be wielding AK47s all over the country unhinged?
“The VP is advised to go and re-read Awo and his legacies before maligning him again.
“If Papa was alive, he would have almost sued for defamation of character.
“Young people who didn’t know Awo should not accept the untruth that what we have on ground today was what Awo represented.”
Osinbajo had on Friday at the burial of late Mrs. Moroluke Fakoyede, mother of the Secretary to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ola Olukoyede held at Saint Luke’s Anglican Church, Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti state claimed that the APC is the party of Awolowo.
“This country requires everybody to be on board to work hard. I belong to All Progressives Congress (APC), a party that belongs to Chief Obafemi Awolowo” he said.