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Yoruba Leaders Commend Mimiko Over Post-Confab Summits


MimikoONDO State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has received the commendation of Yoruba leaders for supporting Yoruba delegates to the 2014 Confab and his efforts in organizing post-confab summits, which have in no small measure ensured that the issues resolved at the National Conference remain in the front burner of political conversation.

The commendation is contained in the 11-point communique read by Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Chairman of the 4th Post- National Conference held at the Lagos Airport Hotel, IKeja on Thursday at Mimiko’s instance.

Aside commending Mimiko for convening two post-confab summits in Akure, the Ondo state capital, one in Ibadan and the grand finale in Lagos, the summit agreed that the resolution of the confab recommending the deletion of the list of local council areas in the States from the Constitution is in conformity with the political aspiration of the Yoruba, even as the Yoruba leaders resolved to fully back and work for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan in the presidential elections, which they said would guarantee the implementation of the Confab recommendations.

The summit equally commended President Jonathan for his uncommon commitment to the implementation of the Confab resolutions as demonstrated by the Federal Executive Council’s approval of the 2014 Confab Report at its meeting of Wednesday, March 18, 2015.
Also, the southwest leaders agreed that the only change that the Yoruba Nation considers to be in the best interest of Nigeria is a structural change of Nigeria on the basis of the Resolutions of the 2014 CONFAB.

They also submitted that the Yoruba Nation is committed to a united and indivisible Nigeria based on the principles of justice, equity and rule of law, with ample respect and understanding for cultural, religious and linguistic differences.

At the Lagos Post-Confab summit with the theme: ‘Tomorrow begins today,’ the leaders further resolved that the thoughtful recommendation of the Confab that the Presidency be rotated among the six geo-political zones as well as the rotation of the position of governor among the Senatorial districts of each state, is in accord with the political aspiration of the Yoruba.

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  • Iheonunekwu Joseph Nwabueze