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Adebanjo: Akande a fool, Tinubu did not build my Lekki house

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Chief Ayo Adebanjo has finally responded to Chief Bisi Akande’s statement that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu built his Lekki home for him.

The nonagenarian in a press statement offered a double barrel response, declaring Akande a fool and outrightly refuting that Tinubu built his house.

“I… deny categorically that my house at Lekki was built with my resources through the sale of 3 developed properties, loan from GTBank and the sale of undeveloped landed property given me by my late leader Chief Obafemi Awolowo of blessed memory”.

Akande said he expected Tinubu to correct Akande, since he was at Akande’s book launch. But since he failed to do so, he reluctantly replied Akande.

“There has been a lot of pressure on me not to react to Chief Bisi Akande’s tantrums, he is a neophyte, a beneficiary of a struggle he never took part in”, Adebanjo said in the statement.

“I have been urged to keep to the adage not to “Answer a fool less you reduce yourself to his level, but there is also an adage that says, “Answer a fool less he thinks he is wise”.

Read the full statement:

Gentlemen of the press,

About a week ago, last Thursday, 7 December to be exact at the presentation of the book “MY PARTICIPATION” by Chief Bisi Akande it was said that Chief Bisi Akande stated in the book that I brought pressure on Bola Tinubu to build the house for me.

But since Bola Tinubu himself was present at the presentation I expect him within a few days to refute such a malicious falsehood about me emanating from his Man Friday.

I hold this view because Bola Tinubu just some 3 years ago on the occasion of the presentation of my auto-biography “SAYING IT AS IT IS ” that for my incorruptibility and strength of character he Bola Tinubu would not have been Governor of Lagos State in 1999.

What then could he be demanding from me after his two term governorship to make me pressurize him to build a house for me, when I did not get a naira from him before he became the governor?

There has been a lot of pressure on me not to react to Chief Bisi Akande’s tantrums, he is a neophyte, a beneficiary of a struggle he never took part in.

I have been urged to keep to the adage not to “Answer a fool less you reduce yourself to his level, but there is also an adage that says, “Answer a fool less he thinks he is wise”.

A lot has been said in the press and the social media to demolish tantrums.

But 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 categorically that my house at Lekki was built with my resources through the sale of 3 developed properties, loan from GTBank and the sale of undeveloped landed property given me by my late leader Chief Obafemi Awolowo of blessed memory
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The details are as follows:

A 4 bedroom duplex with 2 bedroom flat enclosed with 2 undeveloped plots at plot 4, block 14, Nuru Oniwo Street, Aguda Surulere, Lagos State, this is where I was living before moving to Lekki.

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