Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
FORMER national deputy chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, on Thursday chided former Osun State governor, Chief Bisi Akande, over his autobiography, ‘My Participation.’
He said the book should be consigned to the dustbin for its fallacies and, should therefore, be disregarded by Nigerians.
George said this while welcoming the convener, Lagos 4Lagos Movement, Dr Abdul Azeez Adediran, a.k.a. Jandor and his supporters to his office in Ikoyi.
He described the contents of the autobiography as capable of creating crisis within the Yoruba race.
He appealed to stakeholders across Yorubaland to disregard Akande’s claims in the book, saying the contents of the autobiography is poisonous for the consumption of future generations of Yoruba children.
George narrated how Akande ran to Obasanjo for assistance during the Ife/Modakeke communal war in Osun State when he (Akande) was governor and through the intervention of the former president, a permanent solution was found to the crisis till date.
He faulted Akande for vilifying the Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo and Obasanjo, whereas he (Akande) failed to speak on the alleged corruption of his friend, Bola Tinubu.
“Akande must apologise openly to Yoruba elders. The attitude that he displayed is not acceptable in a civilised society. Is it his legacy to dishonour Yoruba elders?
“At his age, Akande should not set his house on fire because of Tinubu’s ambition. I felt very bad as a Yoruba man and as a Nigerian.
“He has maligned Yoruba elders and highly respectable people in the country. He was busy giving kudos to Bola Tinubu. Baba Akande is from Osun State and Tinubu is the only man that he could single out to praise.
“From the reactions to his book, you must have heard what Baba Adebanjo said. How are we going to be regarded by others?
“Is that the right thing to do? Baba Akande should withdraw the book that he has authored. It is very shameful.
“He is older than me and I don’t expect an elderly person to behave in that manner. He must apologise to those he has offended,” the Ondo-born George noted.