Yoruba Council Worldwide, the largest group of Yoruba people, has backed Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress.
The group said it backed the former governor of Lagos State because of his “intellectual acumen.”
At a press conference in Abuja on Monday, the council’s president, Oladotun Hassan, said, “Having carefully thought about all presidential candidates and their political parties beyond ethnic and primitive feelings, the Northern Hausa-Fulani would have served and finished eight years under President Muhammadu Buhari by 2023. No one should take advantage of our precarious situation because of their race or politics.
“We, therefore, agree that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who is a true nationalist with a lot of experience and the presidential candidate for the APC, will be our next President in 2023.
“This is done based on his unique intellectual acumen and eagle eyes to pick the best cabinet ministers and parastatal heads from all geopolitical sections of the country, without any political, ethnic, religious, or biased feelings, to serve and move the country forward.”
Hassan also asked the people who stir up trouble in the Yoruba nation to put their swords away before the general elections in 2023.