Osun monarch saddened by division among Yoruba political leaders and calls for unity

From Lateef Dada, Osogbo

A traditional ruler of Osun State, Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has expressed his disappointment at the division among Yoruba political leaders ahead of the 2023 general election.

The monarch said he was surprised at the extent of the sharp divide, especially between the Yoruba political leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). , describing it as “a clear manifestation of disunity”. .”

In a statement made available to our correspondent by his press officer, Alli Ibrahim, on Sunday, he called on APC National Chief Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Chief Bisi Akande, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and all the South West governors, ex and serving, noting that the surviving generation will never forgive them if they fail to brighten the political fortunes of Yorubaland before the 2023 general election.

The monarch enjoined Tinubu to reunite his political house for the benefit of the Yoruba race, saying that “the reunion of the political forces of Yorubaland within the ruling APC can be achieved by subduing the individual egos of its actors .

“This is the most critical moment in the political history of Yorubaland. As a father, I am worried. The Yoruba socio-elite and socio-political platforms should prepare. I appeal to Asiwaju to “he is playing his paternal socio-political rescue of Yorubaland’s political destiny. We must not make another mistake. The golden opportunity is here,” Oluwo added.

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