Yoruba group to Adebanjo: Congratulate Tinubu now

From Taofeek Surdiq, Ado-Ekiti

A pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, the Defense for Yoruba People’s Right (DYPR) has cautioned the national leader of Afenifere, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, to stop ranting on irrelevant things on the outcome of the 2023 presidential election.

The Yoruba group also asked him as a matter of urgency to congratulate the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and bury his thought and believe that the victory will be upturned.

DYPR counseled the flag bearers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his counterpart in the Labour Party, Peter Obi to stop acting like bad losers over the outcome of the February 25 general election.

The group in a statement made available to Journalists in Ado-Ekiti yesterday by its National President, Otunba Muyideen Olamoyegun, said the Worldwide Leader of the apex socio-cultural organization, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, has spoken the minds of the Yorubas on the outcome of the election.

Pa Fasoranti had in a letter in the name of Afenifere congratulated the President-elect and asked him to focus on how to administer the country.

The DYPR asked Pa Adebanjo to be courageous enough and congratulate the President-elect and stop ranting on irrelevant issues on the outcome of the election that was adjourned as the best by the international observers.

Describing the election as one of the best in the history of the country’s democratic life, the President of the group noted that the entire process of the general elections had been nothing but free, fair, credible and complied with best international practices.

He advised those opposing declaration of Bola Tinubu by the electoral body to perish the thought of upturning his victory, saying that Tinubu’s presidency has come to stay.

On the decisions of Atiku and Obi to challenge the outcome of the election in the court, the DYPR described it as thoughtless exercise doomed to end in futility, urging them to accept defeat in good faith so that the nation can move on.

The group maintained that the election that produced Tinubu represents the will of the Yorubas, stating that the president-elect won the election because he is the people’s choice.

“I therefore, speak for thousands of our members across Yoruba nation, and urge Nigerians across board, to allow peace to reign so that we can enjoy the glorious ride to Eldorado in this country, as we would soon be driven by the President-elect.

“I am assuring our teeming youths to be rest assured that Tinubu will ensure that their yearning for a greater future is taken care of when he mounts the saddle of power.

“We are standing up for our nation and Nigeria will work again. The families of those that died in post annulment of 1993 elections’ saga will wish the annulment never happened. We cannot afford foreseeable consequences of such calls. Nigeria must work and in peace and tranquility.” he stated.

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