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Northern Yoruba Group Calls For Free Osun Guber Poll

Governor Aregbesola of Osun state (L) and Sen. Iyiola Omisore

 …Urges Members To Reject Terrorists 

From Agabus Pwanagba, Jos

Barely a week to the Osun State gubernatorial Poll, a group under the aegis of Yoruba Community Council in Northern Nigeria has cautioned politicians in Osun State to resist any form of rigging during the forthcoming exercise.

Aregbesola (L) and Omisore

Aregbesola (L) and Omisore

They said this in a press statement signed by its President General, Alhaji Abduganiyu Oguntoyinbo and Director Media and Publicity, John Tunde Oladapo and made available to African Examiner in Jos on Saturday.

The group challenged politicians to play the game according to the rule of law and eschew any form of bickering and violence during and after the elections.

The statement also commended the Federal Government for taking necessary step to outlaw the registration and repatriation of non-indigenes across the country and applauded governors in the southwestern states for not joining in the bandwagons of the canceled exercise in their respective states.

The statement described State Governors’ calling for the registration of non-indigenes in their domains as “a wrong signal” which it indicated signaled danger to the unity of the country.

“We must commend President Goodluck Jonathan and the National Assembly for taking a decisive action to stop this sensitive issue, which is capable of generating hatred, suspicion and negative reaction from people in Northern Nigeria”, affirmed the statement.

The group however advised Yoruba people in the North not to join insurgency group under the guise of religion or political and geographical inclination.

“Yoruba people are peaceful and are non-violent but hard working in their businesses and professions. The group stressed.


It however condemned in totality, the recent bomb blasts that occurred in churches and during last Sallah holidays in some Northern states in the country.

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