2023: Politicians Should Stop Media Attacks – Yoruba Group


In preparation for the 2023 general elections, a socio-political group, the Yoruba Ronu Group, has reportedly warned against involvement in campaigns of hate ahead of the 2023 elections.

This was mainly targeted at some alleged sponsored online media attacks against one of the APC presidential aspirants, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu.

Mr. Diran Iyantan, the chairman of the group, reportedly disclosed this in a statement, on Tuesday,  stating, “We have repeatedly stated in our previous releases that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s ambition does not stop other Yoruba or any South-West person from aspiring to the same position. We just feel that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has a better chance than anyone else at clinching the position which is the reason for our support for him.”

He noted, “It is, therefore, sad to see fellow Yoruba persons casting aspersions on the person of Jagaban for flying high the flag of the Yoruba race. Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s interest after leaving office has been to help nurture and consolidate democracy in Nigeria. This, he has done, creditably, well. In addition, he has helped the progressives to attain the country’s presidency.”

He added, “We are aware that the stakes are high as the presidential election approaches, and desperate politicians will resort to different gimmicks, basically, to rock the boat. Those who have committed themselves to a sustained campaign of calumny in the media against the person of Asiwaju Tinubu, the former Governor of Lagos State, will labour in vain and they are well known to us.”

 He maintained, “We are aware that these cowards and hack-writers have benefited from Asiwaju’s benevolence in the past, only to turn around and sponsor negative publications to impugn his reputation. We charge them to desist forthwith from such callousness because their duplicitous conduct will eventually hunt them down.”



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