Yoruba Leaders Blast Buhari Over Alleged Marginalization Of The South West - Pepesneh

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Yoruba Leaders Blast Buhari Over Alleged Marginalization Of The South West

Some Yoruba leaders, on Saturday lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his alleged marginalization of the South West.

The leaders claimed the current President was marginalizing the Yorubas in the distribution of political offices and also failing to provide infrastructures for the race.

Speakers at the event cut across different political parties.

The leaders who spoke include, Senator Femi Lanlehin, a chieftain of Accord Party, Dr Yemi Farounbi (PDP), Dr Frederich Faseun, Leader of Oodua Peoples Congress, Dr Doyin Okupe, Dr. Saka Balogun, Gen Raji Rasaki, Ekiti elder statesman Dr. Kunle Olajide and Senator Ayoade Adeseun.

Others are the Secretary to Oyo State Government, Olalekan Alli, who represented Governor Abiola Ajimobi, a former Super Eagles Coach, Dr Adegboye Onigbinde, a former president of the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes ( CCII), Bayo Oyero, a former Chairman of the Oyo State Universal Education Board ( SUBEB), Dr Busari Adebisi and Dr Soji Adejumo.

The leaders, under the aegis of Yoruba Patriots Movement, YPM, restated the call for the restructuring of Nigeria.

Speaking, an Ekiti elder statesman, Olajide said, “Everywhere around us, there is evidence of government failure. Power generation for a population of 170million people is below 2000 megawatts.

“Inflation rate is all time high at 18 percent while mass unemployment of able bodied youths is a time bomb waiting to explode.

“The state of the nation is simply and squarely unacceptable to the Yoruba nation.

“Yoruba nation suffered inevitable collateral damage from the twin eve of military intervention and oil boom which befell Nigeria. Military politics was characterized by politics without principles, ideology and character.

“Hence the colloquium is aimed at deliberating a new agenda for the Yoruba nation, starting from where we are today, where we want to be and how we want to get to where we want to be.”

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