Skillet Yoruba socio-political association, Afenifere, on Wednesday said it won’t interfere in the plans by the Monetary and Monetary Wrongdoings Commission (EFCC) to follow Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, previous legislative head of Lagos state and public head of the decision All Progressives Congress (APC).
Yinka Odumakin, the association’s Public Exposure Secretary in a talk with Every day Free said Afenifere’s concentrate presently is enduring answer for the attack on Yorubaland by Fulani herders and desperados.
An online news medium, Peoples Gazette had reported that The EFCC has written a letter to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CBB), requesting copies of Tinubu’s asset declaration form.
A copy of the letter revealed that the investigation into Tinubu began last year after the removal of erstwhile Chairman, Ibrahim Magu.
The letter marked CR/3000/EFCC/LS/Vol4/322, dated November 6, 2020, was signed by the then Lagos zonal head, Abdulrasheed Bawa, who is now the Chairman of the EFCC.
The letter read in part,
“In view of the above, you are kindly requested to furnish the commission with the outstanding requested information of Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu.
During his screening at the National Assembly, Abdulrasheed Bawa last week, the new EFCC Chairman said the Commission has the legal backing to investigate unexplained wealth.
When asked if Afenifere will intervene to defend one of its sons if Tinubu is summoned by the EFCC, Odumakin said Afenifere will not defend any of its sons who refused to stand up for Yorubaland in their time of need.
According to him,
the planned probe of Tinubu by the EFCC is an internal political affair of the APC and not of interest to Afenifere.
“Let them sort out themselves. It has nothing to do with us in Afenifere. Let them fight their corruption the way they want and sort themselves out. It is not an issue for us. It is their internal politics and it has nothing to do with Afenifere.
“We are battling the killings and assaults on Yoruba individuals right now. That is the thing that we possess energy for the time being. Our concentrate currently is to end the sequential assaults, banditry and assaulting of our ladies and different things that are going on. That is our anxiety right now; no gathering or political pioneer.”