ARG to Ooni: Convene Yoruba-leaders-of-thought meeting now

The pan Yoruba Socio-political group Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG) Monday asked the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi and other paramount traditional rulers in Yorubaland to convene a Yoruba leaders of thought meeting.

ARG in a statement issued by its publicity secretary, Mr Kunle Famoriyo, alerted that the issues of insecurity, inflation, and unemployment in Nigeria are taking a deleterious toll on the overall wellbeing of Yoruba people

ARG stated that the present situation in the country therefore called for an alternative thought-leadership front to complement the efforts of the political leadership.”

“Nigerian governors, despite the rare and commendable bravery that some of them have exhibited, are no doubt overwhelmed and hamstrung by constitutional constraints. It is important that proactive steps are taken in the face of crumbling and ineffective constitutional governance in Nigeria.

“If there will be any saving grace for Yoruba people with respect to managing and averting the impact of crises of governance in Nigeria, the preeminent traditional institutions, especially the Ooni and Alaafin, must work together to mobilise Yoruba people to take proactive steps.

“These two institutions must never leave Yoruba people, at home and abroad, in doubt of the direction to go, including possible activation of doctrines of necessity.”

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