Obasanjo, cause of Yoruba marginalisation – Alaafin
IBADAN — ALAAFIN of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has said the marginalisation of the Yorubas being alleged by some elders in the zone was caused by the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.
It will be recalled that recently, the Yoruba Unity Forum alleged that President Goodluck Jonathan marginalised the zone in the distribution of political offices.
Oba Adeyemi, who received former Senate Leader, Senator Teslim Folarin, who was on a sympathy visit to his palace over the fire incident in some parts of the palace, said the eight year rule of Obasanjo was not beneficial in any way to Yoruba people.
According to him, Obasanjo’s eight year rule never ensured a succession policy for the Yorubas, instead, the former president paid mere lip service to issues that could assist the cause of the Yorubas.
He called on Yoruba politicians to guard jealously the cultural heritage of Yoruba nation, warning that Yoruba language and culture could go into extinction because parents no longer teach their children local language and culture.
Calling for the restoration of Yoruba history in school curricula, he said that the race had succeeded in many areas.
Earlier, Folarin sympathised with the Alaafin on the fire incident, thanking God that there was no casualty.
He apologised for his late visit to the monarch, saying it due to ill-health.