Ex-Minister, Ogunlewe warns ethnic groups over political pride, inaction

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By DOTUN IBIWOYE

Lagos — Former Minister of Works, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, yesterday, warned the major ethic groups including the Hausa/Fulani, Yoruba and the Igbo not to behave as if they own Nigeria,’’by giving the minorities the right to vote and be voted for.’’

Ogunlewe also asked the minority ethnic groups  in the country to support President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration or else they would not be able to rule the country in the next 50 years, if they allowed themselves to be used against the President.

He spoke at a meeting of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, (South-South forum) hosted by its Chairman, Mr. Sunday Ekanem in Lagos against the backdrop of complaints in some quarters that Jonathan had no moral right to ask Nigerians for their mandate in 2015, having promised in 2011 to rule for only one term.

Ogunlewe further asked the people of the South- South to stand up against the injustice being perpetrated against the minorities by the major ethnic groups in the country, adding, ‘’Let’s see in another 50 years whether any minority will ever be the president of this country after Jonathan.’’

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