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Yoruba leaders meet in Lagos, Ibadan, insist on restructuring, unity, others

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Former Minister of State for Works, Dayo Adeyeye (left); chairman of the occasion, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko and Femi Okunronmu at the post National Conference summit titled: “Tomorrow Begins Today” in Lagos…yesterday PHOTO: AYODELE ADENIRAN

THEIR divergent political agenda notwithstanding, two groups of Yoruba leaders, who met in Lagos and Ibadan yesterday found a common voice on the need to restructure Nigeria to ensure true federalism.

However, while the Southwest leaders at the Lagos forum declared tacit support for the reelection bid of President Goodluck Jonathan in the March 28 polls, the Ibadan meeting accused him of marginalising the Southwest, the reason of which it would be difficult to support him.

Present at the Ibadan meeting were Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State; former governors of Ekiti Kayode Fayemi and Niyi Adebayo,  former governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola; Chief Kola Daisi; Ambassador Olu Saanu; Senator Babafemi Ojudu; Senator Tony Adefuye, Pa Ayo Fasanmi; Chief Bayo Oyero, Senator Olabiyi Durojaye; Prof Akin Oyebode, John Ayoade, Demola Ariyo; Niyi Akinola (SAN); Others were Dr Goke Adegoroye, Hon Olawale Oshun; Oba Samuel Adegbola, Eleruwa of Eruwa; Oba Dr Ganiyu Adekunle Salawu, Aseyin of Iseyin; Chief Atila Adeniyi, Senator Bayo Salami, Senator James Kolawole, among others. The Lagos meeting was attended by leader of the Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel, PDP chieftain, Bode George, Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, Oodua Peoples Congress leaders, Gani Adams and Dr. Frederick Fasehun, Senator Femi Okurounmu, Dr. Kunle Olajide and Col. Tony Nyiam (rtd).

Indeed, the Lagos declaration came through a post-National Conference Summit convened by the Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, where participants drawn from the zone and some like-minds from across the country, hinged their support for Jonathan on his pledge to implement the recommendations of the National Conference.

Yesterday’s summit, which was the fourth and last in the series of parleys to sensitise the Yoruba public about the advantages inherent in the implementation of the National Conference reports, also highlighted the reasons why Nigerians should vote for Jonathan. Speaking of their alleged travails, which they said Nigerians must be reminded of to put Buhari in the proper historical perspective, former National Chairman of the defunct Alliance for Democracy (AD), Chief Mojisoluwa Akinfenwa and Prof. Dupe Olatubosun, said the country should not be allowed to slip back into dictatorship. Akinfenwa, who said that he was incarcerated for 21 months at Agodi Prisons for being a commissioner in the Bola Ige administration in Oyo State when the civilian government was toppled in 1983, said he spent the period in “a terrible 12 by 12 feet enclosure with 27 other persons, including former Ondo Governor, Chief Adekunle Ajasin.”

The participants, who also appealed to the northern part of the country to allow Jonathan complete his two-term tenure so that “our brothers would have an uninterrupted eight years of presidency” which they said would be short-changed with a Buhari presidency, took turn to give credit to Jonathan for summoning the courage to convoke the national conference and for showing commitment to its implementation which according to the Minister of State for Works, Dayo Adeyeye, who also attended, was stamped by a Federal Executive Council meeting last Wednesday.

In his opening address, Mimiko said the series of meetings were aimed at setting an agenda of development for the Yoruba and Nigeria at large since the most crucial impediment to the country’s development is the imbalance in the structure of the federation.

According to him: “We have committed ourselves to the organisation of these post-National Conference summits due to our conviction that what our dear country Nigeria needs now is a structural transformation as provided for by the resolutions of the 2014 National Conference. We have therefore taken it upon ourselves to ensure that every south westerner, and indeed every Nigerian, understands that the resolutions of the 2014 National Conference are the necessary ingredients needed to emplace equity, justice and fairness to all Nigerians. “Over the years, successive leaderships in the country have been under immense pressure to address the country’s faulty federal structure. Of course, you will remember that for several decades, the Yoruba nation was at the fore-front of the agitation for the convocation of a National Conference.

“At some points, the agitations culminated in calls for Sovereign National Conference as many believed that it would resolve Nigeria’s myriad of challenges; needless to say that the agitation never yielded results until March last year when President Goodluck Jonathan convoked a National Conference. “It is important to remind Nigerians that the 2014 National Conference had given us the opportunity to appreciate the views of Nigerians in a non-partisan forum where ethnic, religious, political, economic and professional considerations melted into thin air and Nigerians decided to agree on what will unite and build Nigeria for the benefit of all Nigerians.

The over 600 resolutions of the conference, which were reached by the 492 delegates through consensus, touched most, if not all, the critical issues that had been listed as encumbrances to Nigeria’s rapid development and attainment of nationhood. “Among several other things, the resolutions include the practice of true federalism, devolution of powers, creation of additional states, adoption of modified presidential system of government that integrates the parliamentary and presidential systems, creation of state and community police; the introduction of independent candidates for election and in the economic domain, solid minerals that had been the exclusive preserve of the Federal Government since independence would now move to the concurrent list and states can now create employment and develop at their own pace.”

At the Ibadan meeting, the leaders, drawn from the south west states as well as Kogi and Itsekiri maintained that the race was too sophisticated to follow a leader who does not have the interest of the Yoruba nation at heart. They insisted that the zone has been greatly marginalised in the scheme of things by the present administration, saying rather than endorse a candidate by a few Yoruba leaders, the race should be bonded by a common developmental aspirations and values.

The event was a pan Yoruba summit convened by the retired army chief and elder statesman, Gen Alani Akinrinade. At the event held at the Parliament building of the Oyo State secretariat, speakers took turns to assess the position and state of the Yoruba nation since independence and how it has fared under the President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration. Akinrinade, who set the tone of the summit said, the meeting was aimed at fashioning out the way forward for the race as the next political dispensation beckoned.

He lamented that the Yoruba nation has never had it so bad, saying ‘’our existence as a people has been particularly devastating especially when compared to the significant progress made by the race between 1954 and 1966.’’ The general specifically deplored the decay in major sectors particularly education, health, employment and infrastructural development, saying the time has come for the Yoruba nation to define its existence within ‘a Nigerian construct.’

He said Yoruba people are rightly concerned about their nation within the entity called Nigeria where power is too concentrated at the centre. ‘‘We have a Federal Government that is too powerful, overbearing and with many resources at its disposal than it has the capacity to manage. All the powers and authorities at the centre are now being used to hold the rest of Nigerians as slaves in their own country. This makes devolution of power a very important national issue and central to our demand.

We, the Yoruba people are too sophisticated to follow one leader or adopt one political belief.” The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Samuel Odulana, represented by the Ekerin Olubadan, Chief Eddy Oyewole sent tongues wagging when he declared his support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and the Oyo State governorship candidate, Abiola Ajimobi. Oba Odugade said the duo should be supported in the forthcoming polls for the change earnestly yearned for to be actualised. In his welcome remarks, Ajimobi said despite our robust and profound historical antecedents, the Yoruba have become, in the words of Senegalese film director, producer and writer, Sembene Ousmane, hewers of wood and drawers of water in their land. In the statement issued at the end of the summit, the leaders noted that the Yoruba nation is in a state of disillusionment and despondency and must be repositioned to attain its true status within the entity called Nigeria.

In the statement signed by Akinrinade, the meeting resolved that the lives and destiny of the Yoruba people should not be trampled upon by ‘reprobates renegades, revisionists and impostors.’ It affirmed that the marginalisation of Yoruba people had attained the status of deliberate policy of the central government which has been intensified under the current administration by extending it to Yoruba kith and kin in Itsekiri land. It expressed concern that there are calculated attempts to invade and subjugate Yorubaland through covert, disguised and even official policies of the Central government, citing the recently concluded gubernatorial election in Ekiti and Osun states where fake and hooded combat ready militants were deployed under the cover of official security operatives .



33 Comments
  • vic

    well done.

  • Sunny0099

    8 DAYS TO PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS!!!
    GROWING REASONS WHY JONATHAN IS NOT FIT TO BE PRESIDENT…..
    1. The Chibok Girls
    2. NNPC AS GOVT ATM
    3. Police pension fund
    4. Missing $20Billion
    5. $9million Arms deal Embarrassment in SA
    6. EKITIGATE Election fraud
    7. Immigration job SCAM (He is just meeting the victims and dolling out money )
    8.DEPLETING External Reserves.
    9. Devaluation of Naira to N250 to a $
    10. Oil theft Increase
    11. REWARDING THIEVES with NATIONAL honours and appointments
    12. CRIPPLING OF THE EFCC
    13. REFUSAL TO FIX NIGERIAN REFINERIES
    14. Skyrocketed ELECTRICITY Bills
    15. POLARIZATION OF NIGERIA LABOUR CONGRESS
    16. STEALING IS NOT CORRUPTION
    17. National Assembly INVASION by Police
    19. Stella Oduah Aviation Scam (THE BULLET PROOF CARS…)
    20. Kerosene subsidy
    21. Last minute fighting of Insurgency
    22. Sentencing soldiers to death for asking for weapons to fight
    23. Directly supporting and paying 10million USD as salary to terorist Asari and Terrorist Tompolo amongst others
    24.
    Palling around with boko haram chieftains in Niger and Dafty’s
    inability to capture, extract information and bring to justice a singe
    captured boko haram fighter up till today
    25. Mrs Dafty’s personal terrorist bombing campaigns in Rivers state (Stoning the opposition)
    26.
    Dafty’s work for the benefits of enemies of Nigeria – Handpicking
    Abacha’s son as PDP candidate for Kano, stoppng FaniKayode,treasury
    looting case and appointing him in his campaign, supporter of Anenih,
    IBB, and other treasury looters who should be in jail
    27. Conversion
    of MOPOL to Meiguard of the rich while the poor wallow in abject
    insecurity; and using regular police, eg. Mbu, as political thugs!
    28.
    Postponing elections by refusing to provide security when in fact,
    elections will last for only one day, and the entire armed forces and
    police in Nigeria could have been deployed to secure just that 10hrs of
    the election day.
    29. Sending troops to look for Sambisa forest in Tinubu’s Ikoyi house
    30. Giving AIT 10billion to air false and negative videos on APC.
    31. REJECTION OF THE CARD READER.
    32. CONFIRMATION OF [ Obanikoro ]THE ELECTION RIGGER as a MINISTER
    33. FAILURE TO PUBLICLY DECLARE his ASSETS saying “I don’t give a damn”
    34. BURNING OF INEC OFFICE.
    35. SPONSORING of ethnic MILITIAS TO STOP POLLS (e.g. MASSOB, OPC)
    36. EMBARASSING PHONE CALL to the Moroccan KING…
    37. Babysitting Boko Haram until it became the global threat it now is with ISIS.

    • Carol

      Also the N10 billion Naira expended on aircraft rentals in which Jonathan didn’t see anything wrong. N10b will create a whole new ministry that will give employment to thousands of the unemployed

  • RICHARDSON

    It would have been more interesting had Obasanjo attended any of the meetings because he was President for eight years.

    Anyway, the Ibadan meeting tended to overemphasize the youruba nation almost to a stage of not recognising the other groups that make up Nigeria.

    The expression ‘reprobates renegades, revisionists and impostors.’ used by a retired General to refer to other Nigerians was not made in good spirit for a united Nigeria we all want. There is no need to threaten other tribes in this country but rather a recognition of the plurality of our society demands that the rights of every group is recognised and appreciated.

    The next thing could escalate to the other groups meeting and heating up our polity unnecessarily. In fact, the resource producing areas could come together and hold Nigeria ‘on our balls’ if this type of contol strategy is allowed to fester. We therefore strongly call for a halt to it for the sake of the unity and progress of our country.

    The argument is that all the political leaders we have had have always created and looked after their personal empires and that of their limited friends, families and cronies to the detriment of our common good. This has happened right from the local government, state government and federal government levels in our country. We have today seen how our politicians in the several houses of legislature have connived to corner the cream of our resources to themselves with unbelievable salaries and allowances paid to themselves.

    The point is that this malady is not caused by President Jonathan. Indeed Jonathan has tried to give the ordinary Nigerian the basic freedoms (of speech, movement, association etc) not ever made available in the past to us. That is a simple revolution in istelf even if I stand to be accused and called names. But i have not even met Jonathan as a person neither do I have to.

    • Mc Paul

      He used those words to refer to other Yoruba leaders who are trying to impost President Jonathan on the Yorubas and not other Nigerian Ethnics.

      The Lagos Group were quick to state how General Buhari imprisoned them but failed to say the reason and state some failures of the Central government of today. In all, it is a clash of interests. However, a close look at the ordinary Yoruba indegines shows that General Buhari is most favoured in their sight against our President.

      • behef

        “Yoruba indegines shows that General Buhari is most favoured” are you sure about this statement my dear, those that vote religiously are market women, artisan etc with little or no education. they dont use internet. you cannot conclude base on what we read online and newspaper. all what we should be praying for is for God’s will to come to pass on our dear country

  • Wise Head

    BREAKING NEWS!

    APC’s Terror Machine in Aguda, Surulere in Lagos!! Is this the Face of Change In Lagos?!!!

    In Aguda, Surulere, Lagos, residents are suffering untold hardship because of the egregious insincerity of the APC led-government in Lagos. Nearly two years
    ago, the APC-led Lagos State Government descended on Adetola Street a major street in Aguda, Surulere, claiming it was working on it. They did about 2% of the work, destroyed most of the remaining part with their caterpillars and abandoned it. Now, most parts of Adetola, a prominent street in Aguda, are impassable. Next they descended on Brown Road, another prominent street. More than a year ago, they covered one side of the Brown Road with slabs for making gutters and left them there for several months, thereby bringing undue pressure on the remaining part which did not take time to degenerate and become impassable.

    Now, as the elections approached (that is February 14, before the postponement), they returned to Brown Road. They cut off virtually all the streets joining the road in the name of constructing gutters; majority of them are still like that, posing great hardship to road users. Then they used their caterpillars and rendered Brown impassable, I mean impassable. Every morning now, for people to drive to work, they would have navigate through several shut cuts to get out of Aguda. It is very horrible. Only God knows the number of people that may have been punished at work or sacked since this terror commenced. And when the elections were postponed, they abandoned the road again. If there is a small rain in Aguda today, you would weep watching little children going to school and workers going to work, even those who are driving. Everywhere will become muddy with read earth soiling all the cars. But the more heart-breaking sight is watching school children getting stuck in the mud and destroying their shoes, with some of them slipping and falling and damaging their uniforms, books and even their bodies. Despite this, the APC workers still left greater part of Brown Road in that horrible state and descended on a short stretch of road between Brown Junction (By Olorunda Presbyterian Church) and Aguda Market, a road that is not up to a kilometer, but a very important escape route for the hapless, trapped Aguda people. For a very long time they have destroyed that one too, making it impassable and locking out residents of the adjoining streets. Soon, they began to place interlocks on the road (a work that should otherwise take about two days), but till now, they are yet to even done half of it, assuming they are still plan to do it. These people are experts in raising and quashing hopes. Their heartlessness is unparalleled.

    Next, they descended on Nuro Oniwo Street – another escape route, closed it, and now, to get out of Aguda every morning has become the worst nightmare.

    I learnt that nobody can say anything about this, not even Gov Fashola, because the company unleashing this terror on Aguda residents is owned by the wife of the Lagos godfather himself, Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu, who is contesting to return to the Senate. There is a suspicion that if the APC wins in Lagos, that the work will be abandoned completely so that the new government that renegotiate the contract. This is rainy season will be hell for people living in Aguda.

    Now, my question is: why not at least take one road and finish it before descending on others? Why cut off almost every street that empty into these roads, thereby making it very difficult for people to drive out? Why destroy virtually all the roads without sincerely intending to work on any of them, thereby imposing untold hardship on the people? One can only imagine the trauma Aguda people will go through once the rains arrive, given that virtually all the road that take people out of Aguda has been horribly destroyed by these merciless APC tractors, without any of them done. Anyone in Aguda who votes for the APC (the party that has brought the people so much hardship) should have his head reexamined. That is the solid truth.

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  • Ed

    Everyone should feel free to vote according to thier conscience. Yoruba’s this Yoruba’s they should all go home
    Jonathan didn’t care about Yoruba’s the past 6 years. Now he want Yoruba’s vote, He’ll surely get the ones money can buy.
    Buhari on the other hand has a sorry past on human rights and freedom. A well documented tribalism. He claims he has changed. But still believe Abacha didn’t stole Nigeria money. That Abacha was a good leader, that is not consistent with Yoruba’s believe and value.
    My humble advice is that every Nigerian should seek God’s help in picking one of the no good candidate.

    • OBA TOPE’E

      If you vote Buhari, the slavery will continue. Tinubu in the days of Nadeco was at the fore front preaching national conference, now for political gains is working against it. It’s implementation is the deliverance we need as a nation from Northern domination. Please think again.

  • Mc Paul

    It is Buhari all the way for me….

  • Tunji Babatope

    Yes General, I agree totally with you that the ‘reprobates renegades, revisionists and impostors.’ are the one holding another meeting outside of Ibadan meeting. Liars who had been benefiting from the crass corruption and trumping up a National Conference report that has no substance for the Yoruba nation. They have always been there since the 1st republic and we can not wish them away but the people will find solution to them as we did in 1964/65 in spite of the federal might that may want to use against the people.

    • OBA TOPE’E

      If you that didn’t attend the national conference would confidently say it has no substance for Yoruba, shows you are not honest with yourself. If you lived through the 1960s to the present, you will understand what Hausa – Fulani domination means. Ask your parent please. The grass is not always greener on the other side. Buhari only wants strong and domineering North. Vote GEJ for restructuring Nigeria. Another chance may never come.

  • MUkintu

    Will Buhari implement the recommendations of the national conference? Absolutely not. The Yorubas are not playing wise by supporting this man who in reality wants a strong center which favors the North.They would be worse off with Buhari.

    • Carol

      The confab was a carrot dangled to send all of you on a wild goose chase. Nobody is going to implement anything, Jonathan, in his usual manner succeeded in deceiving the yorubas to get their votes. Confab or no confab, the generality of the Yorubas are voting Buhari. Those stale politicians who have become irrelevant in the politics of the South West are only trying to make themselves relevant in the eyes of the people, forgetting they are not going to hold our hands to thumbprint on Saturday. The suffering masses who cannot afford generators in their homes and whose children are at home unemployed are the ones that will decide the election, not the alatenuje agbalagbas like Mojisola Akinfenwa, Fred Fasehun and their co travellers in the wrecking shop of Jonathan. Wait till Saturday, God is going to put sand in their mouths that they will not be able to say anything in Nigeria again

  • Ehi Ehinomhen

    No person that stands for truth will accuse GEJ of maginalizing the yorubas. Their own son, Tinubu and other yoruba people of same mind, worked against their own daughter from becoming the speaker of the house of reps. Their own son, Akinwunmi the Agriculture minister, is one of the most respected ministers in GEJ cabinet based on tangible achievements. Their daughter, Obada,, was the minister in charge of Defence (the first for any lady in Nigeria). Many roads that their son (OBJ) could not fix in his eight years in office have been fixed or nearing completion. Except what these men mean is that the Minsters for Finance and Petroleum must necessarily be yorubas.If they can not condemn Tinubu for preventing the yorubas from occupying the #4 position in the country, they should not berate GEJ, who has done more for the yorubas in 4yrs than their own son (OBJ) did in 8yrs. This is the height of insincerity. Besides, Nigeria belongs to all.

    • orosun

      The President, The VP, The CHief justice, The head of the Army, The Head of Police, Senate president, Central bank Governor, Head of DSS, Secretary to the Federal Govt, Head of Service, None is Yoruba. Obada was Minister of State.i.e junior minister. For a race that massively supported GEJ to be president, the only people he has elevated in that race are the deviants, the suspected, the wanted and the convicted criminals of the race like Kashamu, Bode George, Obanikoro, Omisore and suspected murders like Fayose and Adeisiyan. Only an insane and dishonest person will NOT accuse GEJ of marginalising the YOruba. The Yoruba and Tinubu, unlike some other Nigerian races who beleieve that armed robbery is business, will prefer an honest and morally upright person from any part of Nigeria to a decadent and morally challenged person from their own race

  • Yomi Ade

    Do not allow the implementation of national conference be the determing factor in choosing the next president. Jonathan is too corrupt and can not be trusted in implementing the recommedations. A president who refused to declare his assets as required by the constituition. Can you buy a used car from Jonathan ? No way. He is the President of 419s.

  • Curseless

    This people in Mimiko’s group must have been high on Guilder beer by canvassing the idea that the North should allow Jonathan to do his second term at the expense of Nigerians. The Yoruba people say ” to ba fun were ni aso nise ni o ma logbo” meaning you surrender a clothe to a mad person you can be sure it will be turned to a rag. Jonathan is a good man but very clueless and is not fit for the job. The country must go beyond sentiment if we want to advance, and therefore the idea that if someone is wrecking havoc to the land and we should keep that person until the nation goes under is a self serving balderdash .

  • daposhogbola

    THE
    TWO GROUPS OF YORUBA ELDERS

    AS
    AN ENLIGTHENED RACE, NO ONE EXPECTS THE YORUBA TO BE UNANIMOUS ON MATTERS LIKE
    THIS.

    THE
    CHARGE OF MARGINALIZATION IS REAL WITH THE YORUBA AS IT IS WITH THE PEOPLE OF
    BAYELSA STATE WHO BLAME JONATHAN OF NOT DOING ENOUGH FOR HIS PEOPLE

    THE
    YORUBA’S CLAIM IS REAL BUT WE SHOULD HOLD CHIEF OBASANJO FULLY RESPONSIBLE- HE
    IGNORED THEM BECAUSE THEY DID NOT VOTE FOR HIM AB INITIO

    HE
    GAVE CONTROL/SENSITIVE POSITIONS TO HIS
    HAUSA / FULANI FRIENDS TO STABILIZE HIS GOVERNMENT AND ENTRENCH HIS HOLD ON THE
    PARTY AND THE NATION.

    PDP AS THE PARTY WITH THE MAJORITY OUGHT TO
    HAVE ALLOWED THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND SPEAKER OF THE
    HOUSE TO EMERGE BEFORE OTHER POSITIONS WERE SHARED TO OTHER ZONES

    JONATHAN
    IS TRUST WORTHY SO IF HE PROMISES TO ADDRESS THE LAPSES, WE SHOULD GIVE HIM A
    CHANCE

    THOSE
    WHO ALLOWED GENERAL AKINRINADE, PRINCE OYINLOLA TO LEAD

    THEM
    ARE BEING TRICKED AND FOOLED TO STAGE A MILITARY COUP BY PROXY

    NIGERIANS
    SHOULD NOT BE FOOLED BY THESE SOLDIERS

    THAY
    CAN NEVER BE TRUSTED

    MAJORITY
    OF OUR PEOPLE CAN NEVER FORGET THE TYRANT CALLED MUHAMMADU BUHARI

    WHO
    MAY JUST BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE RACE BY THE COURT IF HE LOSES HIS CASE ON
    PERJURY AND FORGERYOF WAEC CERTIFICATES.

    DAPO
    SHOGBOLA,

    LAGOS,
    NIGERIA

  • daposhogbola

    IT IS COMMON KNOWLEDGE THAT AKINRINADE, OYINLOLA ARE WORKING FOR AND TAKING ORDERS FROM OBASANJO WHO NEVER WISHES THE YORUBA PEOPLE WELL
    WE SHOULD IGNORE THESE SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE WHO ARE GREEDY, SELF SERVING, MERCURIAL EGOCENTRIC
    THEY CAN NOT BE TRUSTED
    LET US VOTE MASSIVELY FOR JONATHAN AND GIVE HIM A CHANCE TO CORRECT WHATEVER GRIEVANCES WE HAVE
    DO NOT ENCOURAGE A MILITARY COUP BY ANOTHER TRICK – SOLDIERS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE POLITICAL CLASS CAN NEVER BE TRUSTED
    DAPO SHOGBOLA,’LAGOS, NIGERIA

    • akeebaba

      GEJ HAD 4 YEARS TO CORRECT THE MARGINALISTION OF YORUBAS IN HIS GOVERNENT BETWEEN 2011 AND 2014, DESPITE THE FACT THAT YORUBAS WERE AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE INSTALLATION OF HIS PRESIDENCY. I DONT TRUST GEJ FOR HIS PROMISE OF IMPLEMENTING RESOLUTION OF NATIONAL CONFERENCES, HE COULD HAVE DONE THAT MORE THAN 9 MONTHS AGO.

  • Nkan to ba wu onikaluku ni ko maso. Sugbon a mo awon a ko tileta ti won so dukia ipinle di ti won, ti won gbe owo ti won si ngba owo lowo awon ijoba ipinle ka kiri ni ile Yoruba. Awon alale o sun o, idajo yin ti de. Yoruba ki i se oponu, a mo eniti a ma dibo fun.

  • zuberu

    Nigeria must move forward and GEJ is the answer…. #gej4nija

    • Carol

      NO, he is our albatross

  • DR ANUKU

    FWD:

    Foreign policy expert Richard Grenell
    has warned the Obama administration to “wake up” to the growing threat
    of Nigeria turning into an Islamic state, leading to other African
    nations also capitulating to Muslim extremists.

    In an opinion column for The Washington Times,
    Grenell revealed that a leading candidate in the Nigerian general
    election later this month is a sympathizer of the Boko Haram terror
    group and plans to install strict Sharia Law if he’s elected.

    General Mohammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress is facing off
    against incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan on March 28 in the African
    continent’s most populous country.

    Buhari has spoken defensively about Boko Haram, even though the evil
    group has kidnapped and enslaved hundreds of young girls. And he has
    been personally been selected by the terrorists to lead its negotiations
    with the government.

    “Western foreign policy observers pre-occupied with the rise of ISIS in
    the Middle East should wake up to the reality unfolding in Nigeria,”
    wrote Grenell, a former spokesman for four United States Ambassadors to
    the United Nations, most recently Ambassador Zal Khalilzad.

    “Buhari’s election as head of state would be a disaster for Africa. It
    would also signal trouble for the West’s fight against the Islamic State
    (ISIS) and terrorism throughout the Middle East. The decision by the 73
    million registered Nigerian voters could have a profound impact on the
    future of Africa.”

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    Buhari even appears to be advocating violence while pushing for the
    moral and religious code of Sharia Law, according to Grenell.

    “I will continue to show openly and inside me the total commitment to
    the Sharia movement that is sweeping all over Nigeria,” Buhari said.
    “God willing, we will not stop the agitation for the total
    implementation of the Sharia in the country.”

    But Grenell wrote, “Agitation? Is this an indication that Mr. Buhari
    supports violence because the end goal of the terrorist attacks
    throughout Nigeria and Africa is an Islamic state? It is a legitimate
    question that should be asked by leaders of the Obama administration.”

    Boko Haram, which has pledged its support to ISIS, is based in northern Nigerian and hopes to rule the country with Sharia Law.

    The group, which recently killed 54 people in Nigeria by using four
    suicide bombers, is also taking terrorist actions in neighboring Chad,
    Niger and Cameroon to force them to adopt an Islamic state as well.

    Grenell warned that Nigeria could become “a tipping point” in Africa in
    the same way that Tunisia kicked off the Arab Spring in the Middle East.

    “The West, and specifically the Obama Administration, needs to wake up
    to the growing problem,” wrote Grenell. “The Nigerian economy has been
    growing faster than South Africa’s. Imagine what Nigeria could do for
    Africa if it was also free of Boko Haram’s violence.

    “The Obama administration should be doing more to ensure Africa’s most populous country doesn’t slip away.”

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    • abayomi

      apparently you don’t know who Richard Grennel is. He is a paid public analyst. Go to google and check his profile.

      • DR ANUKU

        THE FACTS SHOULD MATTER MORE TO US AS NIGERIANS.

    • Carol

      You are a liar, you should be tired of this lie that has failed to fly in the face of every right thinking Nigerian who knows how democracy works. Stupid illiterate, who is just talking about what he does not even understand its working just because some people, who are using it as propaganda, are saying it. A thoroughly educated person should know that in a democracy, no president has such powers when the legislative bodies are there to checkmate the executive. To educate you, Buhari is coming in as a civilian president , who rules by laws and not as a military head of state, who rules by fiat. Ode, olodo!!!

      • DR ANUKU

        YOUR HOSTILITY IS UNNECESSARY FOR JUST SHARING THOUGHTS. IT IS WELL.

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  • fagarjaji

    Is the implementation of the conference recommendations an executive fiat? I am amazed at the knowledge of Nigerians. Recently, the National Assembly passed the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, why in the world could the Presidency not prepare bills based on the conference recommendations (called executive bills). Can anyone order the implementation of the conference recommendations without the National and State Assemblies approval. Is the president an emperor? why was the National Assembly sidelined during the conference? This sickening nation of perverted elites!

  • Layi Niyi

    Mumu at last.