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Man says many Yoruba Presidential aspirants will divide South-West voters



Dr Olatunde Badmus, Chairman of Tuns Group of Companies, who is also the Asiwaju Musulumi Of Yorubaland, Edo and Delta on Monday, said having many Yoruba men in the race for presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress may divide voters in South-West region.

Badmus said, Yoruba people is an important race in the country therefore should not be divided over APC presidential ticket.

He said, “Yoruba race is an important race in Nigeria. But from just one race, you have about seven of our children come out and say they want to be president, whereas there is only one seat.

“Is that not a way to divide about 12 to 13 million votes that we have here in Yorubaland? We know ourselves. We know those who have contributed to our wellbeing.

“Only God knows who will be the next president but I will advise that we Yoruba should not divide our votes. It won’t pay us.”

The business man was asked if he and other Yoruba elders would take step and prevail on some of the aspirants to drop their ambitions and unite behind one person, Badmus said, “Politicians have ego but by the time they go for their primaries, one person will emerge.

“The stage they are now, each of them believes he is going to win. And who among them will admit he can’t win?”

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