Don't be Selfish, Support Atiku's Presidential bid , Adebutu Tells Yoruba

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Ladi Adebutu, has urged the Yoruba people of South-West Nigeria to back Atiku Abubakar for president in the 2023 general elections rather than acting selfishly.

Adebutu disclosed this  during a campaign  in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Monday.

According to him, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and interim Head of State Ernest Shonekan from the South-West geopolitical zone have been Nigerian leaders at separate times whilst nobody from the North-East has been the first citizen.

He said, “What I want to talk about today is the coexistence of the Yoruba people with others in Nigeria.

“Earlier, I told some people to support Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the next president for the peace of Nigeria but some people turned deaf ears; they insisted that it is the turn of the Yoruba people but the Yoruba people have been in power for a number of times.
“Our father Olusegun Obasanjo was in power. Our father (Ernest) Shonekan was also there. Let’s not be selfish. Is it only Yoruba that exists? The truth must be said.”

“We cannot take Yorubaland out of the mainstream of Nigeria. Yorubaland must remain in the mainstream of Nigeria,” he said.

Atiku from Adamawa State in the Northeast, was Nigeria’s vice-president between 1999 and 2007 when Obasanjo was President.

In attendance at the rally include Adebutu’s running mate, Adekunle Akinlade; former Kano State Governor, Ibrahim Shekarau; and his Niger State counterpart, Babangida Aliyu; amongst others.

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