Yoruba Youths To Tinubu: 'Stop Disrespecting Obasanjo'
The Yoruba Youth Forum wants the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu to put some respeck on former President Olusegun Obasanjo's name.
The forum has cautioned Tinubu, “not to put the Yoruba nation on fire with his utterances,” especially his alleged derogatory remarks about former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
The youth said they took serious exception to Tinubu’s alleged description of Obasanjo as “an unserious man who should not be taken seriously.”
They expressed sadness that the APC leader, a Yoruba man, would allow himself to be used to attack Obasanjo “who is one of the highly respected Yoruba leaders of this generation.”
The YYF, therefore, called on Tinubu to “repent and tender an unreserved apology to Chief Obasanjo,” saying his statements about Obasanjo were capable of causing “chaos and disrupting the peace that we enjoy in the South-West.”
The YYF said this in a statement on Wednesday signed by its Chairman, Olusegun Bolarinwa.
It said, “It was not just by a mere coincidence that Obasanjo ruled Nigeria as a civilian and as a military man; it was an act of God.
“Today, Obasanjo still remains the issue because he is a true, detribalised Nigerian who puts Nigeria as his priority above ethnic consideration and he has not been sentimental about this.
“Because of his boldness, and intellectual ability, he remains an international figure whose opinions are highly respected all over the world.
“For casting aspersions on such a highly respected leader who has done so much for Nigeria and the international community, one would say that Tinubu has exhibited arrogance and disrespect for a leader that has been championing the unity of Nigeria.
“This is not expected of Tinubu since he claims to be a Yoruba and political leader who should know better.
“Tinubu, who claims to be one of the Yoruba leaders, should have known that it is a taboo to disrespect an elder.”
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