2023: The bogey of Yoruba solidarity

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MANY a time, the Nigerian political class invokes the appeal to the tribal leanings of a particular section of the country in canvassing for support. And, once again, this is being deployed to bamboozle the people of Yoruba descent into supporting a particular candidate. Meanwhile, this reflects the popular maxim that “when logic fails, emotion sets in”. It is public knowledge that Olusegun Obasanjo made use of this same antic in the run-up to the 2003 presidential election where he made all the Alliance for Democracy (AD) governors except Bola Tinubu supported his re-election bid and also weakened opposition parties with his Government of National Unity (GNU). But upon…



Source: Nigerian Tribune