Afenifere, YCE, YUF call for caution over political activities around Sanusi

Mon Mar 23rd, 2020 - Kano

Yoruba socio-cultural organisations, Afenifere, Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), and Yoruba United Front (YUF) have urged political leaders and elders of Southwest geo-political zone to be wary of their involvement and meddlesomeness in the ongoing political activities around the deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, who currently resides in Lagos. In separate telephone conversations yesterday, National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin and Secretary-General, YCE, Dr. Kunle Olajide, said it was necessary for those who have now turned the Lagos residence of the deposed emir to their Mecca and tourist centre for political discussions to be careful not to lead the zone into another political catastrophe, not unlike the current political reality plaguing the country.

Also in a statement, National President of YUF, Alhaji Raimi Ali and National Secretary, Deacon Samuel Aderanti, said it was imperative of those turning the present ordeals of Sanusi into political activities or currency to campaign ahead of 2023 election to be careful, saying the deposed emir’s antecedents do not detach him from being an ethnic bigot who has no love lost for the Yoruba people.

Although, Afenifere and YCE said Sanusi has been criticising the feudalism posture of his co-northern leaders, which he was courageous enough to say as being responsible for dragging the entire country down, they said, “his previous antecedents cannot be pushed aside and it is rather too early, even for the good of our democracy, to start attaching political campaign to Sanusi’s present predicaments.”




source: Guardian