The Southwest Consensus Group, SCG, has referred to as on President Muhammadu Buhari to be cautious of the alleged expansionist agenda of the Nationwide Chief of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
SCG famous that Tinubu had remained eager on influencing those that get to positions simply to take care of his management of the social gathering and stake in authorities forward of “his 2023 ambition”.
“We want Mr President to be careful of the expansionist agenda of a man who wants to take the nation within his grip by installing Speaker and Senate President”, it mentioned.
In response to the group, cry of marginalization by a bit of the Southwest was was a part of “arm twisting tactics” from Tinubu.
A press release issued on Wednesday by its Chairman, Adekunle Adedoyin, Enietan-Matthews, lamented that because the inception of the APC administration, Tinubu has “cornered and empowered Lagos politicians and positioned them for takeover in the nearest future”.
“The Yoruba agitation is loud however unheard as a result of the seeming marginalisation of the area is man or self inflicted.
“The Lagos landlord can’t be mentioned to be combating for the Yoruba individuals as his antecedent through the NASS management battle in 2011, when he deserted two yoruba candidates to help Aminu Tambuwal.
“Asiwaju Tinubu additionally confirmed his love for Lagos and disdain for different states in 2015, when he vehemently opposed an illustrious Yoruba son from Osun, Rt. Hon Lasun Yusuf.
“The singular sin of Hon. Yusuf is that he’s from Osun, a supposed colony of Lagos, the place they will solely be surrogates to Lagos and her lord.
“It is also worthy to recall that the expansionist moves of the APC national leader was responsible for sending Rauf Aregbesola to Osun, Femi Lanlehin to Oyo, Opeyemi Bamidele to Ekiti and several others to seek elective posts.”
Citing cases, SCG famous that apart from Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Babatunde Fashola, each members of the Tinubu cupboard as governor of Lagos State, among the most admired boards have been ceded to Lagos.
It mentioned’ “The chairman of SMEDAN is Mr Femi Pedro, the erstwhile Deputy Governor to Bola Tinubu, whereas Fashola’s Deputy, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire is the SSA on SDGs to Mr. President.
“Lagos additionally boasts of the chairmanship of AMCON within the particular person of Muiz Banire, a former commissioner from Lagos whereas the previous income boss in Lagos, Tunde Fowler, is the top of the FIRS.
“SSA on Diaspora, Abike Dabiri Erewa to the Presidenct now Diaspora Commission chairman; Osinbajo’s the deputy chief of staff, Ade Ipaye; Babafemi Ojodu, SA political to Mr President are all from the Lagos school of thought”.
“One other Tinubu’s aide, Wale Edun is the chairman of the Ogoni clean-up, a multi-billion greenback challenge within the Niger Delta.
“Two highly effective girls who labored with the APC nationwide chief are additionally holding very delicate places of work within the administration. Kemi Nelson is ED NISTF whereas her counterpart in Tinubu’ cupboard, Teju Phillips, heads the Federal Faculty of Agriculture, Ibadan.
“The Lagos magic additionally clinched the all essential place of Financial Adviser within the particular person of Adeolu Dipeolu.
“The Nigeria Communications Fee, NCC, has octogenarian good friend of Tinubu, Otunba Olabiyi Durojaye as chairman whereas Tinubu’s ex spokesman, Sunday Dare is Government Commissioner.
“The Director General of the National Lottery Commission, Lanre Gbajabiamila is from Lagos. The Executive Director in charge of micro credit at the Bank of Industry is Toyin Adeniji, another Lagos product, among several others”, the group lamented.
The assertion added that “Tinubu’s 2023 is real” and suggested Northerners working to retain energy within the area to prepare for a political battle.