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Monday, March 11, 2019

YORUBA YOUTH GROUP CONDEMNS ELECTORAL VIOLENCE ACROSS THE LAND, CONGRATULATES YOUNG CANDIDATES WHO WON AT THE POLLS



Oodu Youth Coalition (OYC), a foremost Yoruba youth group, condemns in its entirety, the violence that engulfed the Southwest before, during and after the just concluded national and state elections. From Lagos, up to Ibadan, Osun and Ondo, the loss of lives and properties to the elections, in the hands of hoodlums and also the security agencies, stands condemned.


The Yoruba Land, home of Omoluabi, is known for peace and unity even as a typical Yoruba man carries the air of oneness around him. We have lost a lot to these elections and the fabrics of love and togetherness being gradually torn by politics and its players must be mended.


OYC is concerned that the electoral legacies being laid down by most politicians in the Southwest of Nigeria today are those of killings, hooliganism, thuggery, vote buying, ballot snatching and varying degrees of electoral crimes as highlighted in the Nigerian law books. OYC is worried this may spell doom for Yoruba Land in the not-too-distant future as the young ones, nursing political dreams, and noting how the active players benefit from such, may see it as the only surest and perfect way of securing and clinching elected positions.


OYC is also congratulating young and vibrant Yoruba sons and daughters who went through the uncertain path of electoral processes and swam through the murky waters of politics yet came out of victorious. They have shown that, despite the availability of resources and all at the disposals of the old order, they can stamp their feet and remain resolute to their ambitions. While the group is wishing them successful tenures, they must remember the promises they made to our people and strive hard to deliver dividends of democracy through the cities down to the hinterlands of Yorubaland.


Signed:

Oluyi Tayo Akintade,
National President,
Oodua Youth Coalition.

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