Confab: Yoruba groups agree on agenda, delegates

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The Yoruba Assembly on National Conference on Monday approved the final agenda to be presented by the ethnic bloc at the forthcoming National Conference.

At a meeting held in Ishara, Ogun state, the group also agreed on the modalities for picking Yoruba delegates to the conference. Deadline for submission of delegates’ names to the conference is 20 February.

Addressing newsmen after the meeting, its spokesman, Mr Yinka Odumakin, said that the agenda approved by the group would be ratified by a larger house of the Yorubas on 27 February.

“On the delegates, we are given 15 slots and we decided that two delegates will come from each of the six states in Yorubaland.

“The three remaining slots will go to those in the Secretariat for the conference,’’ Odumakin said.

According to him, all groups and associations in Yorubaland are dissolved into the Yoruba Assembly on National Conference.

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“This Assembly is about Yoruba nation and not on religion. It is composed of Muslims, Christians and different groups,” he said.

Odumakin explained that the Assembly agreed on parliamentary system of government and fiscal federalism among others.

He said that all that they had agreed upon would be presented for affirmation by the Yoruba people.

The meeting had in attendance Chief Olu Falae, Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and the Interim Deputy National Chairman of APC in the South-West, Chief Niyi Adebayo.

Others present include the Chairman of Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasonranti and Afenifere Renewal Group Chairman, Wale Oshun.