A Nigerian lawyer, an activist on Tuesday said that the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria will not vote against Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the PDP for 2019 election because Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is also in the race.
Just as President Muhamadu Buhari is running with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo seeking re-election in 2019, same is Alhaji Atiku Abubakar running with the formal Governor of Anambra State His Excellency Governor Peter Obi for 2019 Presidential election.
Ajolo who spoke said the Yoruba don’t vote based on sentiment but vote also looking at the issues before casting their votes, he said he wants to believe that this may be the last time Atiku will have the chance to contest an election, and I want to believe that he is aware and have realised this.
All his steps and choices will be well calculated. The choice he made concerning his running mate is something that everyone is proud of. I know Peter Obi as a great leader who is well respected? The same thing with Professor Yemi Osinbajo, he has been able to function in the office with a posture that one is proud of.
Yorubas are enlightened; we discuss the Politics of issues, not Politics of sentiment. I do believe picking Peter Obi will now make Yoruba vote against President Muhammad Buhari.
If you really want answer to this, you can check what happened in 1999, and what happened in 2003, despite the fact that a son of the soil from Yorubaland, Olusegun Obasanjo contested twice, and being the sitting President, you will see that where he had the least votes happened to come from his kinsmen.
We look at issues, which is one of the things of being formally enlightened. I am so proud of my race. So believing that because Osinbajo is Yoruba, so we will all vote for him. No way! Yoruba won’t think that way!” he said when making a speech. Mr. Ojolo made it clear and convincing in his speech to the media that”even if Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is Yoruba, they, the Yorubas will not find it appealing to vote President Buhari in 2019 General election.