Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been asked to stop debasing the legacies of Chief Obafemi Awolowo by linking the sage to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, gave the charge on Friday in its reaction to claims made earlier that day in Ekiti State by Professor Osinbajo that the APC was Chief Awolowo’s party.
Afenifere, in a statement sent to Saturday Tribune by its spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, urged young Nigerians who did not know Chief Awolowo not to “accept the untruth that what we have on ground today was what Awo represented.”
“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 toAwo? 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,” Afenifere said.