Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has labeled the recent attacks on the person of Bola Tinubu by the Buhari cabal as a grand conspiracy to humiliate and reduce the political influence Tinubu.
Fayose said “Humiliation of Tinubu is as good as humiliation of the Yoruba race.
“Even though I am not a member of APC and I will never be, I have elected to stand in defense of the Yoruba nation.
“Once again, I say no to the continuous dishonorable treatment meted against Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, having paid his dues.
“If Tinubu is allowed to be embarrassed and disgraced just the way our past leaders were humiliated by these same elements, the Yoruba nation would have been made to suffer for uprightness.
“It is unfortunate that Tinubu is now being vilified in a party he invested heavily in.
“Worse still, his fellow kinsmen that he brought up politically are part of this conspiracy.
“In their desperation, they have even tried to set him against the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo.
“They have insinuated that he tried to prevent his (Osinbajo) emergence as President Buhari’s running mate. This is sad!
“When other tribes protect its own, Yorubas now allow themselves to be used against their leaders for momentary political gains.
“They do this at the expense of the collective interests of the Yoruba nation.
“Recall that late Chief Obafemi Awolowo was sent to jail by the collaboration of some Yorubas with the external aggressors.
“Tinubu is a prominent stakeholder, we should not sit back and watch while those he used his own sweat to make conspired with others to humiliate him.
“Most importantly, it is my position that irrespective of political affiliation, no leader of the Yoruba nation must be vilified unduly.
“The same people who humiliated our past leaders like Awolowo, Adekunle Ajasin, Bola Ige, Bisi Onabanjo, Lateef Jakande and others want to so the same thing to him.
“To me, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu should not be seen just as an APC leader, but acknowledged as a major stakeholder in the Yoruba nation.
“We all must protect him at all cost. This is beyond politics.
“Here in Yorubaland, it is said that if a household is at peace, it is because the bastard child of the family is yet to attain the age of maturity.
“Those people that Tinubu made that are now being used against him should watch it,” Fayose said.