By Emmanuel Nduka
Acting leader of Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Ayo Adebanjo has denied allegations that his Lekki house was built for him by Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
This was contained in a statement by issued by Adebanjo on Thursday, sequel to his appearance on Arise Television on Wednesday, where first reacted to allegations made against him by former Governor of Osun State, Bisi Akande in his recently released autobiography, ‘My Participations’.
Akande had claimed that he pressured Tinubu to build a house for Adebanjo in Lekki.
Reacting to the claims, Adebanjo said he expected Tinubu to have refuted the “malicious falsehood about me emanating from his Man Friday” since he was at the book launch.
Adebanjo said he built the Lekki house with his resources, loan from GTBank and sale of undeveloped landed property.
“I owe a duty to myself and to put the record straight for posterity about the big lie that Bola Tinubu built my house in Lekki for me. I, therefore, deny the LIE propagated by Akande, I wish to state categorically that my house at Lekki was built with my resources through the sale of 3 developed properties, a loan from GTBank, and the sale of undeveloped landed property given me by my late leader Chief Obafemi Awolowo of blessed memory,” the Afenifere leader said.
He further asked Nigeria’s anti-graft agencies to verify the facts stated in his statement for more clarification.