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Yoruba elders reject Jonathan’s endorsement

2015-02-06 13:43
Nigeria's President and candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Goodluck Jonathan speaks with a campaign aide during a rally in Kano, Northern Nigeria, on January 21, 2015 . The February 14 vote is expected to be close-run, with the possibil ~ AMINU ABUBAKAR
Ibadan - The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) has dissociated itself from recent endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan in the  February 14 presidential election by another Yoruba political cum cultural group, Afenifere, reports The Nation.

YCE, which is also known as’ Igbimo Agba Yoruba’, made the declaration after its national executive committee met at its office in Ibadan, Oyo State on Thursday.

Also read: Afenifere backs Jonathan for second term

The meeting, presided over by Major General Adeyinka Adebayo (rtd), described YCE as apolitical, saying Afenifere is a political party.

Prof. Bayo Olateju, YCE spokesman, who read out the group’s communique at the end of the meeting, said the presidency should go to the best candidate who has the vision and mission of taking Nigeria and Nigerians from poverty to wealth.

The group noted that as respectable elders of Yoruba, they believed that caution should be taken on the issue of endorsement.

Read more at The Nation.

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