A prominent politician in the South-West and a member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Ebenezer Babatope has argued that the Yoruba leaders that endorsed Abubakar Atiku, were the only authentic Yoruba race.
Chief Ebenezer Babatope, who was a former National Secretary of the PDP made the assertion in an interview with Daily Trust on Sunday.
The PDP leader said that, the colloquium which was organized by Chief Bode George and other Yoruba PDP elders, tabled the long and subsisting Yoruba Agenda, that is True Federalism, which was articulated by Chief Obafemi Awolowo throughout his life time, was the main topic discussed with Atiku Abubakar.
Chief Babatope said that while he conceded that the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osibajo, had rights to say that another Yoruba Group had endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari, he was sure that most Yoruba were bent on having a True Federal System through Restructuring.
He argued that the APC and Buhari were not ready for any change and fairness through Restructuring.
The Newsflagship recalls that the Afenifere Renewal Group last week endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for the second term.
During the engagement with the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo and APC leadership, the Afenifere disassociated themselves and the Yoruba race as having nothing to do with the PDP Yoruba Caucus Colloquium, which took place in Lagos under the guidance of Chief Bode George and Ebenezer Babatope, as well as the endorsement of Atiku Abubakar as the next President of the country.
The Group told the Vice President to reassure the President Buhari that the Yoruba would massively vote for Buhari and himself during the next year presidential election.