Tinubu: Sowunmi said. “I find my mind wondering if my Yoruba Uncle is the same person I knew and admired”


As per the Vanguard article, Otunba Segun Sowunmi, a prominent figure in the Peoples Democratic Party, has expressed apprehension regarding the way President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s acts are perceived and if they are consistent with the Yoruba culture’s principles. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
He explores popular misconceptions about Yorubas, like their treachery and slyness in games of power, but he sets apart former President Obasanjo as an anomaly who kept his promises to those who gave him support in gaining authority.

He says he wonders if Tinubu has strayed from the qualities that made him admirable in the past.

He said, “Upon reflection on the trajectory of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his journey to the presidency, I find my mind wondering if my Yoruba Uncle is still the same person that I have always known and admired.

You might need to think through this to understand me. The Yorubas already carry misconceptions about betrayal, that we don’t keep our end of the bargain. That we use and dump people. That we are cunning around the power play. Except Olusegun Obasanjo who as both in and outside power as military and civilian head of state kept his side of the agreement with his partners who got him into power.”CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

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