Yoruba coalition against Buhari splits as Afenifere gets rival

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A socio-cultural group, Yoruba Ronu Leadership Forum, has declared support for the President Muhammadu Buhari government by dismissing as deceptive allegation of incompetence against the federal government by leaders of some groups across the country.

The forum is reacting to a communiqué issued by Afenifere, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Northern Elders Forum and Pan-Niger Delta Forum in which they criticised the performance of the present administration.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been mobilising the Afenifere, cultural groups against Buhari’s ambition to run for another term in 2019/

The forum called on leadership of other socio-cultural groups to also mention some achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration while pointing out the shortcomings.

Mr Akin Malaolu, the Secretary-General, Yoruba Ronu Leadership Forum, made the observation in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja.

He said that although there were growing concerns about killings and insurgency in some parts of the country, efforts made by the present administration to contain the situation was worth mentioning.

“For leaders of the groups to be united in passing jaundiced judgments on the administration of the All Progressives Congress is unfair.

“It shows lack of accuracy in measuring achievements of Buhari and his team at this material time in our national history.

“Such statement is least expected at a time when security agencies are recording successes in arrest of masterminds of mindless killings and abductions across the country, including the Chibok school girls.

“Military and other security agencies need to be encouraged for such performance by any patriotic group, not condemned in a ploy to spite the Federal Government.

“Cry of incompetence, high unemployment rate as claimed by the groups show the absence of accuracy and wisdom in their measurement of the nation’s recent achievements.

Afenifere, Ohaneze Ndigbo, NEF and PANDEF in a communiqué, have criticised the performance of the present administration.

The communiqué contains the concerns of the groups bordering on perceived abuse and disrespect for the rule of law as well as violation of election processes

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