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Former Ambassador to the Philippines and veteran broadcaster, Dr Yemi Farounbi has stated that there is no difference in the ideologies of the two frontline political parties – All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party in the country.

The veteran broadcaster made these revelations while featuring on a weekly radio show, Ayekooto on Radio’ anchored by Olayinka Agboola and broadcast live on Splash 105.5FM, Felele Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo State recently.

He said the two major parties are only recycling politicians who have little or nothing to offer the country while citizens of the country are nonchalant towards their rights.

Farounbi further lampooned the All Progressives Congress (APC) for fielding a Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket stating that such acts could further put the unity of the country in jeopardy.

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He said, “In any decent society, there are traditions. After the annulment of the 1993 election, we felt that there should be equal access to power in such a way, that it will rotate between South and North in order that all Nigerians will be equally represented and this agreement is an unwritten rule.

“One of the fundamental principles that guided the establishment of PDP at inception was that power must be rotated. In addition, there must be a balance between the two major religions in power rotation. The two political parties broke the unwritten rule of religion and ethnicity in the power rotation because they see Nigerians as impotent.

“Instead of focusing all our attention on Muslim-Muslim tickets, we should focus more on the two fundamental issues affecting Nigeria – hunger and insecurity”.

Ambassador Farounbi, however, stated that Buhari can still redeem his image by becoming Nigeria’s best president if he could sincerely restructure the country into six geographical zones stating that such an act will help to strengthen the country’s economy and political space.

Speaking on the proposed independent Yoruba nation, “A nation is different from a nation state; you should agitate for what is achievable. I have not seen a country that fell from the sky”.

The veteran broadcaster further charged Nigerian political leaders to be sincere with their campaign promises while urging Nigerians to love one another and be prudent with the management of public funds.

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