4th February, 2015
The endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan by the pan social-cultural Yoruba group, Afenifere, has been described as disgraceful, self-serving and an embarrassment to every Yoruba living or dead.
Yoruba leader, General Alani Akinrinade (retd) who condemned the endorsement, said: “if this old men that are shouting marginalization a few months ago, can sit today to endorse the same man that is marginalizing them, then their brains need medical examination.”
He observed that the emergence of Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as APC vice presidential candidate, (an in-law to the Awolowo family) is enough to unite Yoruba to work for a common interest.
He described the endorsement of Jonathan, against the Buhari/Osinbajo ticket as a serious disservice to the Yoruba race.
“How can these people be speaking for Yoruba, when they abandon their own son to celebrate a man that sees them as nothing for complete four years? He continues to deceive them with implementation of National Conference, as if that is where our future lies.”
Akinrinade charged Yoruba youths to take their destiny in their hands, as the old men are not good role models.
He described them as a group of sadist working assiduously against Yoruba interest because of their hatred for a single man.
He advised members of Afenifere to use their last days wisely since they will be answerable to God Almighty who created them one day.