Specifically Akande had said, “Most northern elite, the Nigerian oil subsidy barons and other business cartels, who never liked (President Muhammadu) Buhari’s anti-corruption political stance, are quickly backing up the rebellion against the APC with strong support.”
But the ACF described the statement by Akande as disappointing and uncharitable, adding that it was shocked that the former governor of Osun State could make such a statement.
A statement by the ACF’s National Publicity Secretary, Muhammad Ibrahim, maintained that it was wrong of Akande to link the crisis in the National Assembly to the North.
The statement said, “It is sad that an elder statesman in the person of Chief Bisi Akande, who worked so tirelessly with other Nigerians to form the APC which subsequently won the 2015 general election at the federal level, to say that the crisis in the National Assembly is a conspiracy of the North against the Yoruba.
“The crisis in the National Assembly should be addressed through the party’s internal mechanism of conflict resolution and not through unguarded statements.”
But in his reaction, Akande through a media aide, Mr. Adelani Baderinwa insisted that some northern elements were working against the success of the Buhari administration.