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Group warns Yoruba against voting for Jonathan


A GROUP of Yoruba people comprising Felix Adenaike, Adetowo Aderemi, Tokunbo Ajasin, Ademola Ariyo and Kayode Oyediran have flayed the position of some Yoruba leaders, who want the South West to vote for President Goodluck Jonathan in the March 28 presidential election.

    The group in a statement yesterday said: “In Jonathan’s six years in office, he set up a National Conference, but more than six months after receiving the report of the confab, the only action he has taken on its implementation is to establish an Inter-Ministerial Committee-to do exactly what?

 “He (Jonathan) gave Chief Olu Falae and others an assurance that he would implement the report in the first year of his second term, even though the elections are yet to be held, and he has not publicly made implementation of the confab report a campaign issue.

 “It is curious and disappointing that participants at the ‘summit’ have eagerly bought the dummy. We are confident that the vast majority of the Yoruba will not agree to be taken for a ride.”

  While the group also contended there can be no doubt that restructuring is very important and desirable for the stability and survival of the country as one entity, it said: “there are many other extant problems, which are and have been militating against the welfare and development of the country.

 “Prominent among them are widespread endemic and pervasive corruption, which include but is not limited to stealing, a culture of impunity and the debasement of the institutions that undergird the nation.

  “These problems have worsened steadily during the Fourth Republic, particularly under the current administration.”

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