Obasanjo warned Yoruba elders against supporting Buhari – Ex-Osun gov Oyinlola


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Former Osun State Governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola has revealed how former President Olusegun Obasanjo warned him and other Yoruba leaders against supporting the candidacy of President Muhammadu Buhari but they did not listen.

He said this in an interview with BBC Yoruba.

However, he did not say whether Obasanjo’s warning was during the 2015 or 2019 presidential elections.

Oyinlola said he did not like that Buhari reneged on his campaign promise that he would restructure the country if elected.

The former governor said that Yoruba people voted for Buhari because of the promise of restructuring.

He said that the president’s promises on ending insecurity have also not been fulfilled.

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“I am saddened that Buhari did not know what restructuring is now. I know the roles I played for Buhari to become the President of Nigeria but sadly, none of the promises he made had been fulfilled, especially on the security issues.

“It was like Boko Haram would be forgotten within six months of Buhari’s arrival. Olusegun Obasanjo warned us that Buhari cannot carry the burden of Nigeria but we did not listen to him.”

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