Afenifere Labels Osinbajo Buhari's 'Attack Dog'
President Muhammadu Buhari receives Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the State House in Abuja. PHOTO: SUNDAY AGHAEZE/STATE HOUSE.

The Yoruba socio-cultural group Afenifere has described Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as an “attack dog” of the President Muhammadu Buhari government.

Afenifere spokesman Yinka Odumakin said this in reaction to a comment by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the restructuring of the country.

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The APC had warned Nigerians to be wary of those calling for the restructuring of the country, claiming they are out to exploit Nigerians.

But Odumakin waved off the party’s statement, alleging that the APC is not sincere to Nigerians on the issue.

“After they won the election, they ignored restructuring. In fact, the first thing the President said was that he had not read the report of the conference,” he told Punch.

“Later, they said restructuring meant 200 things to 200 Nigerians and then they set up a restructuring committee headed by Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, who had earlier pooh-poohed the idea of restructuring. Till date, we have yet to see their report.

“Lately, they have been using Vice-President Osinbajo as an attack dog on restructuring. How can someone say restructuring does not involve geographical issue?

“Agriculture is a geographical issue; Agric in Bayelsa is not the same in Oyo State. Does Osinbajo understand what we are talking about?

“I think the Vice-President has betrayed a large dose of ignorance on the issue of restructuring.”