National Chairmanof Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Chief Bisi Akande, has described leaders of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, Chief Ayo Adebanjo and Chief Olu Falae, as political beggars, who fed on the crumps from the tables of any politician in power.
Chief Akande, who spoke on an interactive programme monitored on the television service of Osun State Broadcasting Corporation, OSBC, Osogbo, declared the trio as liabilities to any political party.
Akande, who was reacting to the endorsement of Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, for his second term in office by the Afenifere leaders, stated that their action never came to him as a surprise.
He said: “The three of them are glorious political beggars who have lost relevance in the nation’s politics. They are always at the government houses for any person in power to beg for crump.
“The so-called leaders are only looking for what they will eat. Of what relevance are they? They cannot point to any individual as their followers even in their home-state.
“Falae, for instance, has always brought bad luck to any political party he belongs to. He brought bad luck to Alliance for Democracy, AD, in 1999 when he was endorsed as the party’s presidential candidate.
“Fasoranti was the man who single-handedly ruined Afenifere. It was in his room that he destroyed the group, while Ayo Adebanjo has never contested any election in his life. He only prides himself as a Yoruba leader without any follower. How do you rate the acceptability of a politician who has never contested any election in his life?”
The ACN leader, who was Osun State governor between 1999 and 2003, alleged that “when former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was in power, the three of them were always at Lagos State Government House, when Gbenga Daniel was in Ogun State, the same set of people were always there, so they must have been going to Akure to pick crump from Mimiko’s table.”