By Emmanuel Adeleke
Yoruba Youths have canvassed for a peaceful electoral process in the forthcoming governorship elections in Osun and Ekiti States.
This was contained in a statement signed over the weekend by the President-General, Grand Council of Yoruba Youths, Comrade Awa Bamiji.
Awa, who said that the success of the governorship elections in Osun and Ekiti States is the foundation for the 2023 governorship general elections in the country, stressed that all eyes are on political gladiators across party lines in the two states for a hitch-free exercise.
“The success of 2022 gubernatorial polls in both states is the foundation stone for 2023 general elections. Therefore Yoruba cannot afford to fail,” he said
The youths also commiserated with all Ibadan and Ogbomoso indigenes as well as the Oyo State Government over the demise of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso I, and the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba (Dr) Oladunni Oyewumi, Ajagungbade III.
According to Awa, the reigns of the two monarchs will always be remembered for peaceful, eventful and tremendous progress they brought to the two major towns in Africa.
“Our partnerships with the two royal fathers on key progressive projects at Grand Council of Yoruba Youths will forever be evergreen in our memories. They both represented the voices of peace, calmness and conflict resolutions,” he said
The youths also commiserated with the family, colleagues and Lagos State Government, over the death of Hon. Adetoun Adediran, the first female deputy speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly who dies recently at the age of 53.
“She was an epitome of humility and dedication. May God grant her eternal rest,” the statement added.