Political Appointments: Jonathan’s Anti-Yoruba, Will Not Get Support From Southwest In 2015 – Group

NIGERIA-VICEPRESIDENT/President Goodluck Jonathan might have to look beyond the southwest for votes in 2015, if the words of the National Coordinator of Yoruba Youth Alliance (YYA), Jackson Ojo, are to be taken seriously.

Speaking at a press conference in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, Ojo described President Jonathan as the foremost enemy of the Yoruba, who does not have the interest of the region at heart.

Ojo also told the president not to be deceived by those parading themselves as Yoruba leaders and promising to deliver Southwest votes to him in the next general elections, because they will fail.

He was apparently reacting to assurance given to Mr. Jonathan by some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains from the Southwest led by ex-convict, Chief Olabode Goerge when they visited him recently in State House, Abuja.

According to him, “the Yoruba people are worse hit in the power sharing and political office holders under the present administration. No Yoruba man can be found in the list of 20 top political office in the country.

“We’ve not had it so bad as it is being experienced under the present administration of Jonathan. Even during the worst and satanic government of the late General Sani Abacha, some Yoruba participated and there were adequate representation. It was the same story under General Abdulsalami Abubakar.

“Despite the fact that Yoruba did not vote for Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in his first term, Yoruba was still appointed to hold some political positions, even under late Musa Yar’Adua, we were still adequately recognized, but now it is not so again.

“The election that brought President Jonathan to power in 2011 saw the Yorubas voting for him massively even not the way we voted our own Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. Despite that fact, the Yorubas are nowhere to be found in Jonathan’s government. The Yorubas are now tenant because we are not partaker in the present government,” he said.

 

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