From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Ahead of the 2019 Presidential Election, the Yoruba leaders in the Nineteen Northern States and Abuja have endorsed the candidacy of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice president Yomi Oshibanjo.
Arising from a meeting in Kaduna, at the weekend, the Patron of the Yoruba Elders Forum Alhaji Saka Yusuf said it has noted the giant strides of Buhari administration in thel areas of economy, security and anti-corruption drive, since assumption of office.
The group condemned what it termed “the various attempt by some politicians and people of vested interest, towards pushing the country, dangerously to the edge of the slope, particularly the antics of creating scares among our people, just for the purpose of ambitions tied towards the 2019 General elections.”
Alhaji Saka Yusuf also commended the sustained effort of the Federal government and stakeholders in the anti-corruption war, as it lauded the cooperation now being received from the judiciary, towards ensuring a speedy dispensation of corruption-related trials, as being recently witnessed in the country.
The Forum commended the federal government, Service Chiefs and officers of the Nigeria Armed Forces, for the restoration of peace in the Northeastern part of the country, the Middle belt and other troubled parts of the country.
It paid tributes to the Nigerian Army for the relatively peace witnessed across the nation, especially in the Northeast zone, where even the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs where able to move back to their ancestral homes.
The Forum said it is proud of the positive contributions of Professor Yomi Oshibanjo to the Government saying he is representing the yoruba norms of honesty and hard-work.