The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) has declared its full support for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s quest to become the next president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
According to a statement released by Secretary-General of the YCE Chief Oladipo Oyewole, the YCE pointed out that it is convinced that his track record as a former Governor of Lagos State, his detribalized disposition, his resourceful capacity to manage well, and his love for humanity stand him in good stead to lift our country Nigeria from the precipice in which it has been dangling.
Furthermore, the Council is also worried about ethnic coloration being introduced into presidential electioneering. The Elders believe that it is unethical and dangerous for the zoning arrangement long in use by politicians for ethnic balancing among the diverse entities constituting Nigeria to be continuously manipulated by any group at its whims and caprices.
In the opinion of the Elders, only an experienced, well-tested, courageous and generally acceptable Nigerian citizen can halt the seeming drift into disintegration which the country has been drifting for the past years.
Yoruba Council of Elders asserts that the Yoruba, as a major stakeholder in Nigeria’s enterprise, should not be pushed aside in the politics of the nation, noting that the phenomenon of foisting unprepared, weak, and incompetent leaders on hapless Nigerians through the constant machinations of inveterate Yoruba will not be tolerated ever again.
Rising from a special Executive Session on 1st Feb 2023, the Yoruba Council of Elders described the resultant effect of current fuel scarcity and currency swap across the nation as excruciating and unbearable for the entire citizens of Nigeria at home.
The Elders are watching the continued development with concern and expect Government to be more proactive in speedily resolving these serious issues in the interest of the Nigerian populace and not to, in any way, mar the fast-approaching General Election.
Expressing full understanding of the charged atmosphere surrounding the scarcity of fuel and currency swap, the YCE calls on all for restraint and more patience to allow the Federal Government to resolve the problems as promised by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Photo- Bola Ahmed Tinubu