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Monday, June 6, 2011

Pressure Group - Make Tinubu Yoruba leader


Save the Masses and Children’s Heart Association, has appealed to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, to install former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as the Asiwaju of Yorubaland.



The leader of the group, Mr. Akin Joye, who led other members to the Punch office in Akure, on Saturday, explained that the opinion of many credible leaders in the South-West was that Tinubu should be appreciated for the roles he played in the just concluded general elections.

Joye explained that the group had visited major towns in Yorubaland, including Kwara, Kogi and Edo States and that the consensus of many people was that “Tinubu is for now the rallying point for all Yorubas.”

He said, “We have gone round the entire Yoruba- speaking areas of this country and held wide consultations with traditional rulers, leaders of thoughts, heads of religious institutions, students and leaders of many trade associations.

“A common response from the people we consulted during the tour was that since everybody in Yorubaland believes that Ife was their cradle, the Ooni should be prevailed upon to install Tinubu as the Asiwaju of Yorubaland, in conjunction with other Yoruba traditional rulers.”

Joye explained that Tinubu had been demonstrating his love for the Yoruba race since he was governor of Lagos State when he appointed people across the South-West states, including Kwara and Kogi, into his cabinet, despite protests from Lagos indigenes.

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the Asiwaju of Yorubaland

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