2023: Southern leaders warn the North to stay off presidency or else…

Southern leaders and groups have warned the North to stay off the presidency of Nigeria in 2023 in the interest of the unity of the country. The Southern groups, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the pan-Yoruba sociopolitical organisation, Afenifere and the Ijaw Youth Congress (IYC), in separate interviews, warned that any move by the North to use the current incumbency to retain power might have dire consequences. Also, the umbrella body of Ijaw youths in Nigeria, the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), has warned that alleged plans by the North to retain the…

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Buhari has rendered Osinbajo’s office useless, impotent – Afenifere

… As Emir Sanusi hails new economic team, says ‘members are fantastic, first-class economists’ Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, says from the look of things, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s office has been rendered useless, impotent and irrelevant. It, however, said it would be too early to speculate if Osinbajo’s “ordeal” was caused by any misdemeanor on his part or if it was based on permutations ahead of the 2023 general elections. The spokesman for Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, said this during an interview with The PUNCH on Wednesday. He said, “We are…

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Killing of Fasoranti’s daughter declaration of war on Yoruba -Afenifere

Yinka Odumakin, spokesperson for Afenifere says the killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin is a declaration of war on Yoruba people. Odumakin said herdsmen attacked and killed Mrs Olakunrin, daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere on the Benin-Ore road. Odumakin said: “When they started with the kidnapping process, they started with Olu Falae, a prominent leader in Akure. “Whether deliberately or intentionally, this is clearly a declaration of war on the Yoruba. They shall hear from the Yoruba nation.” He also condemned the incessant attacks…

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Yoruba won’t sacrifice restructuring for 2023 presidency, says Afenifere

Elder Bunmi Awotiku ,the Ekiti State Coordinator of Afenifere renewal group (ARG) has expressed confidence that the Yoruba nation would speak with one voice in her quest to produce the next president in 2023. Speaking in Ado-Ekiti, Awotiku noted that the body has been playing leading roles in the political events in the southwest since the time immemorial adding that the politics of 2023 would not be an exception. The seeming factionalisation of the Afenifere , notwithstanding ,Awotiku was hopeful that the leaders would jettison their personal ego or interest…

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Obasanjo Jabs Buhari Again

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