A former governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose has on Monday warned the President-elect, Bola Tinubu that his case would be worse than former president Olusegun Obasanjo if he fails to unite the Yorubaland.
Fayose, during an interview on Fresh FM monitored in Ibadan, Oyo State capital lamented that the Yoruba Nation has been greatly divided and it would be a great legacy for Tinubu if he is able to restore.
He urged the President-elect not to be a president for the APC alone and appoint members from the opposition into his cabinet.
He said, “I cannot set an agenda for Tinubu. If this is truly his ambition before now and he knows what he went through to get this far, he must set his own agenda.
“The only thing I would like to say to Tinubu and this one is personal to me as a Yoruba man is that the Yoruba Nation needs to be re-ordered
“Tinubu should not be the president of APC in the South-West. He should be the president and father of the Yoruba Nation and bring us all together…….CONTINUE READING
“After the demise of most of these leaders, things will go bad [in Yorubaland]. One of the legacies Asiwaju should leave is to rally the Yoruba people and bring us together, draw everybody together”
Speaking further, Fayose warned that if he gives appointments to only APC members his government would fail.
He expressed gratitude for Tinubu being a Yoruba man as this would lead to him bringing the Yoruba people together.
“We are angry and that is why you see the agitation for Yoruba Nation. But they have given us a Yoruba president now. He has a lot to do.
Oduduwa Republic cannot happen. Arewa Republic cannot happen and Igbo or Biafra Republic cannot happen. It is a sheer waste of time.
“We have gone far in the day to call for division. How do we share our debt? How do we share those things? So, let’s stop deceiving ourselves and stop creating tension.
“Already, there is tension in the East, North, South and West. Asiwaju, God will help you. Thank God you were elected as president.
“So, remember that if you don t put the Yoruba Nation together, history will not be kind to you.
“This Yoruba Nation must be united going forward under your leadership. Put us together. Get us busy in Yorubaland. Don’t be president of APC alone. If you do that, your case will be worse than that of Olusegun Obasanjo,” the former governor added.