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2019 Elections: Yoruba Leaders Endorse Buhari
Yoruba Leaders Support President Buhari's Re-election Bid
The Yoruba Leaders of Thought have reportedly declared their support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s bid for re-election in the 2019 presidential election.
This was as disclosed in a meeting the Yoruba leaders had on Tuesday, December 11, at the Osogbo residence of Senator Ayo Fasanmi.
The group commended President Buhari, his vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomole, for taking progressives steps to actualize gradual restructuring of the country, The Nation reports.
Leaders in attendance include, Gen. Alani Akinrinade (Rtd.), former vice chairman (Southwest) of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Pius Akinyelure, former Secretary to Osun State Government, Engr. Sola Akinwumi, former Osun state chairman of APC, Elder Adebiyi Adelowo, Prof. Anthony Onipede, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Senator Biyi Durojaye representing Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Chief Akin Fasae representing Ekiti state Governor Kayode Fayemi, Prof. Bayo Ademola, Otunba Akin Oluwadere, and Hon. Bayo Aina, noted that the Buhari’s administration has granted autonomy to the judiciary and legislature as well as local government administration, Legit.ng reports.
According to the group, all steps to ensure the survival of institutions of government by the current federal government are necessary to the attainment of restructuring goal, commending the governors and people of the southwest for their abiding commitment to Nigeria restructuring efforts.
In a communique signed by Senator Ayo Fasanmi, among other leaders after the meeting, they advised Nigerians to stand by Buhari and return him to office in 2019 for the next generation to be empowered and enjoy the gains of the fight against corruption, Legit.ng reports.
They added that their supporting Buhari will create an opportunity for the next generation to be strengthened and to be able to chart a prosperous course for Nigeria from 2019 and beyond.
The leaders also said the summit of the Yoruba people holding in Ibadan, Oyo state capital on January 2019 will address a strategy to protect the interest of the southwest geo-political zone ahead of 2019 general elections.