The former Minister of Works, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, has been faulted by a group, identified as League of Yoruba Professionals in the Peoples Democratic Party for openly supporting Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, over his recent statement on the Yoruba people.
The group, in a statement on Monday by its Chairman, Dr. Adegoke Adaranijo, said it “read with dismay comments credited to Ogunlewe where he defended Wike’s statement.”
Adaranijo said he expected that as a former minister, Ogunlewe should have asked Wike to apologise to the Yoruba people.
The statement partly read, “Even when many leaders in the Yoruba nation, who are within the PDP fold, had denounced Wike’s utterances as crude and uncouth, Ogunlewe, in his characteristic manner, has aligned himself with the traducer of his own people.
“Is Ogunlewe happy that our people are being lampooned and dishonoured in the market square?
“A former governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, even rose above partisan politics to fault Wike’s pronouncements. That is the way it should be.”
The group, thereafter, asked Ogunlewe to retract his statements and apologise to the Yoruba people.
Source: ( Punch Newspaper )