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Published On: Thu, Jan 23rd, 2014

Yoruba have no Leaders; Tinubu, Others are Money-Mongers – Edwin Clark

Ijaw Leader, Chief Edwin Clark

LAGOS 23RD (URHOBOTODAY) – A former minister of information and Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, yesterday said Yoruba presently do not have a leader, adding that Asuwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other prominent persons now parading themselves as Yoruba leaders can easily be bought over.
Clark who spoke in his Abuja residence during a visit by South-south community leaders, chiefs and elders in the FCT, said since the death of Chief Adekunle Ajasin, Pa Abraham Adesanya and Chief Bola Ige, no Yoruba leader has emerged. According to him, Tinubu and the others are people money can buy, but money cannot buy leadership.
“They think President Jonathan cannot convene a national conference. l still believe in the unity of Nigeria, 100 years has passed and that is why we say let us have a national conference to discuss how we are going to live together in the next 100 years”, he said.
However, Yinka Odumakin, the Afenifere spokesman, in a reaction said the Yorubas have leaders but lack any solitary leader at the moment. “Yorubas have leaders but have no solitary leader at the moment. For anyone to say that some people are purchasable, it is either such people have been bought before or they have a price”, Odumakin said.
Source: Daily Trust

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