The paramount ruler of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has asked the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to replace the Tinubu square in Lagos with the image of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The monarch described the late Efurunoye Tinubu as a schemist who got her Fame and wealth through aiding and selling of slaves, adding that, “honouring such a person is an insult to the victims of slave trading.
“Yoruba heroes are known for exceptional virtues and attributes and not promoters of agenda that consumed thousands of the Yorubas.”
He further disclosed that Efurunoye was a promoter of slave-trade, earned her wealth through slavery. He questioned the merit of putting the monument of such a personality at the commercial centre of Lagos State.
He further appeal to the government of Lagos State under Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu to replace the monument with the image of the former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who stands as modern liberator of human mental capacity.
In a statement on Friday by his Chief Press Secretary, Alli Ibraheem, Oba Akanbi said Yoruba heroes are unique. They are remembered and celebrated for demonstrating exceptional virtues in making positive changes. I’m yet to fathom what could have led to honouring Efurunoye Tinubu with a square at the commercial centre of Lagos”
“I appeal to the state government to replace the monument with the image of the former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who have sacrificed and still committed to liberating human mental capacity. He built leaders. He made leaders and make them independent. The distinction is clear and visible. A letter is on the way personally written to the Lagos State Government”
“The space deserves better formulation. The spirit of heroeness should be lifted through commemorating honour”
“She belongs to the slave museum in Badagry and should be labelled “worst slave trader” or traitor of her own people. She shouldn’t be at the commercial centre of the Yoruba Race”
“Those we dignified as heroes should be worthy to challenge aspiring generation on what should be done to qualify them as an heroe. I’m not condemning the past but only correcting it. Our children,when exposed to history of Efurunoye Tinubu, may question our motive. The path of honour should be promoted. I urge the Lagos State Governor to replace the monument with the image of a bridge builder.”
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