The Yoruba Youth Socio-Cultural Association (YYSA) has called on the people of the South South and South East to give their unflinching support to Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Party (APC), and his running mate Senator Kashim Shettima.
The group’s national president, Comrade Habib Olalekan Hammed and national secretary, Olawale Ajao said on Sunday that what Nigerians were expecting from them was unflinching loyalty to the APC candidate.
According to them, having bestowed them accommodatingly with a warmed hospitality and all sense of brotherhood in Yoruba land most especially in Lagos State, they should give their loyalty and support to Tinubu and his running mate.
“It is not an overstatement that they (Igbo) have not been so embraced anywhere in Nigeria like that of Southwest,” the youths said.
“Many of them have contested and won elections in Lagos State and moreover, they have also held and still hold key political offices in the state. Indeed, they have not been so privileged, accommodated and embraced as such anywhere in Nigeria.
“As commonly said, one good turn deserves another. It is time for Igbo people in Lagos and the entire Nigeria at large not to vote based on ethnicity or sentiment but show gratitude and love to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who is the major factor behind the friendliness extending to them in Southwest by voting him into power come 2023.