Yorubas Backstabbing, Betraying Us After We Gave Them Power, 1999 – Arewa Youths


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A coalition of  Arewa Youths have accused the Yoruba of betrayal and paying them back with backstabbing after handing  power to them in 1999.


This was after the coalition’s meeting in Daura, Katsina State where they released a statement saying that the attempts to make Yemi Osinbajo the president.



According to the statement signed by Muhammed Shehu and Tanko Abdullahi, without the efforts of the north, Chief M.K.O Abiola would not have supposedly won the June 12, 1993 election.


“Having given power to the Yoruba on a platter of gold in 1999 as a way of compensating them for the June 12 saga, it is quite worrisome and unfortunate that they have lived up to their legendary reputation of backstabbing and betrayal by supporting the divisive calls for restructuring or dismemberment of the nation against the will and desire of the north,” the statement noted.



“We gave the late Chief MKO Abiola the mandate in 1993 but shortly after that, as it is with the Yoruba as a culture, they immediately started circling around Abiola plotting on how to emasculate the north and strip us of every access we had to the politics and economy of this nation.


“They had also raised a secret army of their elites to carry out these sinister plans against the north if Abiola eventually became president. It was this army that was unleashed on the nation in the guise of NADECO during the June 12 impasse.

“May we remind the Yoruba that without the willingness and magnanimity of the north, there was no way Abiola could have purportedly won that election, and that all the Yoruba have now as assets in the south west, especially Lagos, were given to them by our leaders out of our own usual magnanimity.”


They also accused the Yorubas of turning their backs on them whenever the north needed it and have now pitched tents with the Igbos.


“However, time and time again, the Yoruba have always turned their back on us whenever their support is needed. They have chosen to pitch tent with the Igbo this time around just to spite us, but we shall not succumb to their antics.”

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