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25 Yoruba groups tell compatriots: Vote Buhari-Osinbajo

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“It has set up a committee and a bill in the offing , so the party can be held responsible on a documented expectation.

“We also trust the integrity of the two men at the helms more than we do of the main contender.

They warned: “Yoruba should not hang her hope on castles built in the sky where loose promises of restructuring are being made in the SW, but a complete negation of restructuring comes forth from their caustic lips when they are in the North. This is treacherous but in line with their past and present”.

The signatories of the clarion call are Adesope Oludare for Reformed Oodua Peoples Congress, Omoshola Omoshebi, Oodua Revolutionary Movement, Akintunde Akinsola, United Pan Yoruba Congress, Ijagbemi Folorunso, Alliance of Yoruba Vigilante Groups, Isaack Ajatiton, Itsekiri, Razak Arogundade, Oodua Peoples Congress(New Era) and Wale Alabi of Oodua Renaissance.

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Other signatories were: Diran Obalola, Ibile Movement, Wale `Balogun, Yoruba Revolutionary Movement, Gbenga Soloki, Yoruba Media Forum, Goke Otunla, Network for Yoruba Alliance, Abgeteyiniro Teyinmi, Itsekiri National Youth Council, Taiwo Otitolaye, Okun United Congress, Aare Kunle Oshodi, Agbekoya.

In the run up to the elections initially slated for 16 February, the Afenifere at a ceremony in Ibadan, also endorsed Buhari-Osinbajo ticket.

Also the convener of the Concerned Omoluabi Caucus, Dr. Olu McGinnis Otubusin, a Houston-based lawyer and former President of Egbe Omo Yoruba, North America, has called on the Yoruba nation to stand firmly in support of the Buhari-Osinbajo ticket.

In a statement released on Thursday, Otubusin noted that this Saturday’s presidential election is extremely crucial for every Yoruba son and daughter.

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He explained that a win for PDP would take the Yoruba out of the mainstream for at least 24 years, while pleading with all Yoruba to vote wisely.

Otubusin, who was the first Legal Secretary and Second National President of Egbe Omo Yoruba, North America, is a staunch member of the Houston chapter of the socio-cultural and political organisation formed during the pro-democracy struggle.

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