By Kolade Larewaju
ABEOKUTAâ€” GOVERNOR Olugbenga Daniel of Ogun State, yesterday lamented the huge loss of Yoruba people socially, politically and economically in the Nigerian nation, saying that the Yoruba nation appears to be in complete disarray.
He, however, said all hope was notÂ lost if the people of the zone came together, irrespective of political affiliations to map out strategies and tactics on how to recover lost grounds.
Declaring open the meeting of the Governors and traditional rulers of the South-West in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, Governor Daniel said the South-West was no longer as buoyant and at the forefront in the Nigerian nation as it used to be in the defunct Western Region.
Governor Daniel said, â€œtoday, the Yoruba nation is in disarray and our people now speak with BabelÂ tongues, with no common agenda in sight. Our people today, are like a herd of cattle without a shepherd with guiding and guarding rod.
â€œWhere is the Moses to lead our people out of its Egypt, and where and when can we find the Joshua to lead the Yoruba nation into the land of unity of purpose? Or are we condemned to the mythical curse of Alaafin Aole, as we wander aimlessly in the wilderness of disunity? At the last count there are more than three dozens of Pan-Yoruba groups, all purporting to be speaking for the Yoruba race within Nigeria. Yet, what is noticeable in these organisations is the claim to leadership of a divided people.”