A pan-Yoruba group, Yoruba Youth Forum, has commended former President
Olusegun Obasanjo for forgiving ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar of his
The group also lauded Obasanjo for endorsing
Atiku, who is the presidential candidate of the PDP, for the 2019
The YYF said by forgiving
Atiku, Obasanjo had shown himself as a genuine leader, adding that it
believed that the former President’s move was in the country’s interest
because “the majority of Nigerians are already tired of the APC-led
government which has failed to deliver despite the massive supports by
It said this in a statement by its Chairman, Olusegun Bolarinwa.
YYF said, “We want to specifically thank former President Olusegun
Obasanjo for finally accepting the apology of his former deputy in the
interest of Nigerians.
“Many Nigerian voted for the APC because
they thought the party would be able to improve their lives but today
the party has made a mess of every sector of our national life.
economy today is in a total mess. During the electioneering period,
President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, APC, made promises which many
of us believed.
“Some of us believed in those promises not
because we were fools but because those promises came from Buhari, a man
we once vouched for his integrity.
“But today, Mr President, none of those promises has been fulfilled. Nigeria has fared badly under President Buhari.”
Yoruba group said that under Buhari, the nation’s economy had become “a
ravaging bull running amok and has defied any solution from the
“Majority of Nigerians have become hopeless in the
face of the economic hardship that has plagued the nation since Buhari
took over the mantle of leadership of this great nation.
“The vicious cycle of poverty now engulfs the masses to a level of suffocation,” the group added.