The Yoruba Council Worldwide has submitted that Nigerians urgently need a detribalised presidential candidate to urgently address restructuring and provide a succinct good governance system
President of the Council, Aare Omoluabi Oladotun Hassan, made the appeal at a briefing in Abuja on Monday.
Hassan asked President Muhammadu Buhari to convoke national dialogue, as a matter of urgency, to address all internal conflicts before the 2023 general election.
“Our appeal is for the President to, as a matter of national importance, take up the responsibility to call for a national peace talk to address all internal conflicts in the country.
“While 2023 election should not be made a do or die affairs; unity, security and national development are key drivers towards attaining the Nigeria of our dream.”
He stressed that it is important for Chief Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a. Igboho, and other promoters of a separate country known as Oduduwa nation to rethink their clamour for self-determination.
Hassan said, “We advise our brother, Chief Sunday Igboho, and all other leaders across board to step down their agitations for a separate country in order not to overheat the polity ahead of the 2023 general elections. We should not be misled to throw away the baby with the bath water.
The Council endorsed the ambition of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to become Nigeria’s next President, saying that he would address the reason for separatist agitations across the country.
According to Hassan, the former Lagos governor will also bring about new ways of doing things in the fight against insecurity, hunger and poverty by restructuring the country.
In the same vein, the Yoruba group urged all political parties to balance religion and ethnicity related issues in the final nomination of their presidential running mate as a matter of necessity.