Timi Frank, Political Activist has urged former Lagos State governor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, to speak up in defence of the Yoruba race amidst the crisis that has rocked South-West states in recent times.
Frank, who made the call in a statement on Monday, also decried the spate of insecurity in the country, especially in the South-West with reference to the recent Oyo crisis.
Frank alleged that Tinubu’s silence over time was simply because of his ‘selfish’ political ambition to run for presidency in 2023.
He said: “The crisis in the South-West should be solely blamed on Tinubu who foisted Buhari on Nigerians and especially on the South-West.
“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.”