The Afenifere spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin, has criticized the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Bola Tinubu, for reportedly being silent over herdsmen abduction of Olu Falae coupled with other attacks in parts of the South-West.
He dismissed Tinubu’s claims that the South-West was not affected by herdsmen attacks, noting that the marauders had killed people in Yewa, Oke Ogun, Akure, Ekiti and other parts of the region.
A statement was put out on Thursday by a media aide of the APC leader, Tunde Rahman, in which he said Odumakin is suffering from selective amnesia.
The statement reads, “Tinubu has maintained a sinful silence as herdsmen launched vicious attacks on the South-West and other sections of the country with thousands of lives lost in the last three years.
“He can play the ostrich all he wants but we know he was mute when herdsmen kidnapped Olu Falae. He could not find his voice when herders killed people in Yewa, Oke Ogun, Akure, Ekiti and the Middle Belt.
“Neither did I hear a word from Tinubu when herdsmen kidnapped and killed a Permanent Secretary in Osun (where Tinubu and I are from)”.
Odumakin fired back saying Tinubu only postured as a federalist when it suited him, noting that cattle herders as businessmen should apply to state governors for land allocation if they were interested in ranching.
“I do not intend to take issues with him in all the personal attacks and insinuations of disorder of the mind. Why should I when I know that it is chronic abusers of substance that are more prone to suffer from such? Thank God I am not one of them,” Odumakin asked.