By Monsuru Olowoopejo
Barely two days to the elections, Yoruba socio-political group has warned that victory for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP at the presidential poll would relegate the ethnic group in the country’s political scheme.
The group, Omoluabi Caucus, urged Yoruba nation to stand firmly in support of the President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice, who is their son, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, to ensure they clinch the ticket.
In a message released yesterday by the group convener, Dr. Olu McGinnis Otubusin, a Houston-based lawyer and former President of Egbe Omo Yoruba, North America, noted that this Saturday’s presidential election was extremely crucial for every Yoruba son and daughter.
He explained that a win for PDP will take the Yoruba out of the mainstream for at least 24 years, urging them to vote wisely.
Dr. Otubusin Otubusin who was the first legal secretary and second national president of Egbe Omo Yoruba, North America, is a staunch member of the Houston chapter of the sociocultural and political organization formed during the pro-democracy struggle.
The objective of the organization is to ‘’work for a constitutional arrangement and political restructuring in which the Yoruba nation, along with other nationalities in Nigeria, has an unfettered autonomy that will advance the development of Yoruba civilisation as well as those of other nationalities; and use all legitimate mental and material resources of Yoruba people world-wide to advance the realisation of cultural, economic, and political autonomy for the Yoruba within the context of a multiethnic Nigerian democratic state.”