Get Translator Before Punishing Tinubu, Osun Senator Warns Adamu

Basiru’s warning comes after Adamu hinted that Tinubu could be punished by the party for his ‘against’ comments President Muhammadu Buhari.

Recall that Tinubu, who spoke in the Yoruba language during his interaction with Ogun APC delegates on Thursday, said that without his support, Buhari would not have emerged as president in 2015.

He recalled how the President had sworn not to run for office again after three failed attempts and how he (Tinubu) had gone to his home in Kaduna to convince him to try again.

“If it was not me who led the war front, Buhari would not have emerged. He contested the first, second and third times, but lost. He even said on television that he would no longer contest.

“But I went to his house in Katsina. I told him that you would contest and win, but you will not mess with Yoruba business. Since he emerged, I have not been appointed minister. I didn’t have a contract.

“This time it’s the Yoruba’s turn and in Yorubaland it’s my mandate”, Tinubu told delegates.

Reacting to the comment, Adamu told reporters on Saturday that the party may consider disciplinary action against the former Governor of Lagos State.

“We can punish him (Tinubu) for his remarks against the president”, said the national president.

In his reaction to Adamu’s threat, Senator Basiru wrote about his Twitter page that the president may have received a misinterpretation of what Tinubu said.

“I think the national president of our party @OfficialAPCNg needs a good Yoruba translator so he doesn’t rely on a beer pub’s translation to enforce his threatened ‘sanctions’!”

The Media and Communications Campaign Manager, Bayo Onanugasaid in a statement on Friday that the report of Tinubu’s comments was “erroneous, misleading and malicious.

Onanuga noted that Tinubu’s comments were factual references that have been in the public arena and analyzed for years.