Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, the Oluwo of Iwoland, denounced the “raging split” among Yoruba political leaders ahead of the 2023 general elections yesterday.
The severe rift between Yoruba political figures in the All Progressives Congress and the People’s Democratic Party, according to him, is a clear indication of discord.
He stated that Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Chief Bisi Akande, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and the governors of the South West would not be forgiven if they failed to improve Yoruba’s political fortunes before to the general elections in 2023.
In a statement released by his press secretary, Alli Ibrahim, Oluwo urged Tinubu to rejoin his political faction for the good of the Yoruba race.
For the presidential election of 2023, he suggested that Yoruba present a “formidable and intimidating candidate whose credit and quality span the nation.”
He stated, “An urgent Yoruba political summit is required.” Only this, I believe, can keep us from dancing barefoot to the market and returning home barefoot. By putting our home in order, I implore all parties engaged to prevent the political fortunes of Yorubaland from deteriorating. It is still possible. However, tomorrow may be.
“My evaluation illustrates a house divided within itself. It is the home of a single leader. The majority of important Yorubaland contenders in the ruling party are from the same family and attended the same school of thought.
“As such, similar agendas for the nation are anticipated. The programme can be homogenised such that a single candidate can win the primary. I hope it is not too late to replace the connecting roof and repair the crumbling wall. It is up to all political leaders, each and every one of them.”