‘Tinubu’s success our pride’
By Emmanuel Oluwadola
The Nigeria Political Summit Southwest, Ondo State Chapter, has called on Yorubas to reconsider their stance by advocating support and unity for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led administration.
The clarion call was made during the political summit organised by the state chapter, with the theme, “Yoruba Ronu,” held at SITA, Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Addressing journalists, the National Convener, Amb. (Dr) Adewale Adeogun, clarified that the summit has no political hands but aimed to voice the aspirations of Yoruba supporters, urging unity among Yoruba tribes to support Tinubu’s administration.
“The summit must convey the following in respect to the presidency of our able son and political father, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. First, Yoruba unity; second, continued unflinching support for the president and the current APC-led government. And third, adequate compensation and recognition of all party-registered support groups for their spirited backing of the Tinubu 2023 project.”
Adeogun further stressed the importance of unity among Yoruba tribe, both within Nigeria and in the diaspora, for the progress of Tinubu’s regime. He assured that the summit’s message would spread across the Southwest States.
“A house divided against itself will surely not stand. Truly, this is the most important time for the race to be strong and unified since our son is in power,” he said.
The group, led by the convener, had earlier paid a courtesy visit to Afenifere’s Global leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, and Mr Olumuyiwa Sylvester Adu (Kubana), garnering support for the progress of Yoruba land. The Alaja of Okegbe Ikare-Akoko, High Chief Adebisi Abraham, emphasized the need for collective actions across the Southwest, highlighting that a progressive mindset would lead to fruitful results and development in Yoruba land.
The Chief Host, Prince Oladiran Iyantan, highlighted the obligation of Yorubas to support Tinubu, stating unequivocally, “His success is our success.”
He emphasized the need to monitor Tinubu’s government, offer prayers, and provide constructive criticism for his success.
He added, “This summit is timely and necessary because of the sensitivity of the unfolding events in the political climate. The President is a Yoruba man and through his journey to the Presidency, the Yoruba nation gave him unconditional support. All these things must not end there. It is our duty as Yorubas to provide support for Bola Ahmed Tinubu, His success is our success.”
Iyantan concluded that Yoruba is an indivisible and homogeneous race worldwide, capable of working together for their own interest, regardless of political differences.
Similarly, the National Chairman Organising Committee, Otunba (Mrs) Ronke Kolade, noted that the essence of the summit is for Yorubas to reconsider and unite for progress, highlighting that other tribes are also holding summits across the country.
The state Chairman of the Planning Committee, Sola Adojutelegan, expressed the view that education plays a significant role in success, suggesting that criticisms should be overlooked for progress to be achieved.