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Sanwo-Olu: Yoruba Council Worldwide Sends Open Letter To President Tinubu Over Rejected Commissioner Nominees




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A group under the aegis of Yoruba Council Worldwide has called on President Bola Tinubu to intervene in the political crisis in Lagos urgently.

This platform understands that the group, in an open letter signed by its President, Aare Oba Hassan Oladotun, on Monday, appealed to the president to proffer a lasting solution between the executive and legislative arm of the State.

Naija News earlier reported that the Lagos Assembly had disqualified seventeen of the thirty-nine commissioner nominees sent to it by the Governor.

Recall that 22 of the Commissioner nominees were confirmed by the lawmakers last Wednesday

According to reports, the rejection of Sanwo-Olu’s 17 nominees was a confirmation of a rumoured cold war going on within the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Stakeholders, politicians, and some government officials disclosed that the rejection resulted from a cold war among political gladiators, power brokers, and stakeholders in the state.

Multiple sources claim that the Mudashiru Obasa-led Lagos Assembly only acted on the scripts written by different aggrieved interest groups to pass a message to Governor Sanwo-Olu.

However, according to sources, some of the nominees were disqualified by the lawmakers due to their alleged inability to account for some financial transactions, as well as their lack of participation in party affairs.

Reacting to this development, the group called on President Tinubu to guide the state’s leadership to resolve the matter.

The full letter is below;

“The recent scenario concerning Lagos State Commissioner list brouhaha between the Executive and Legislative arm really deserves your fatherly review and leadership urgent intervention.

“As President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, however, your continued leadership guidance, strategic engagement, and tactical roles in Yoruba Land and particularly Lagos State political landscape and development remains very crucial and sacrosanct more than the past, most importantly to keep the foundation base politically intact.

“Sir, having noticed the religious bickering and unmitigated attrition and the attendant discords overtaken the fundamental democratic tenets, civil decorum, and ethical principles in Lagos State between Mr. Governor and the legislative arm.

“Hence, being the apex Yoruba umbrella body and mouthpiece of the entire Yoruba people globally, we deem it fit to call your urgent attention and intervention for the purpose of showing instructive guidelines and leadership direction as the Leader of Yoruba land.

“Sir, your continued engagement with the political stakeholders in Lagos State and South West generally must be well established than ever before.

“We understand the current enormous tasks before you, while we are fully aware of the current situation and discordant tunes of political acrimony, agreements, and disagreements which are expected in political power calculus.

“However, we strongly believe that any issue that can be managed internally and mutually as one solid and formidable political family is not meant to be treated in the open as this will inevitably be viewed as lack of internal cohesion and mutual positively impactful engagement, consequently means the Yorubas washing one’s dirty linen in the open.

“Sir, your impeccable practical leadership qualities and strength of political direction must be seriously brought to bear, particularly on all these defective developments and never in the history of Lagos is our development predicated on religious divisions between the Christians and Muslims, whereas if left unchecked the traditionalists may eventually thrown in the gauntlet in demanding their inalienable and funda rights too, that may consequently leading to a house of commotion.

“By this singular test of your yet another leadership ability, capacity, and capability, hence, your intervention role is more germane and so much required in order to salvage the imminent wrecking ship, not only in Lagos State, but entire South West generally.

“We need to urgently stabilize the home front and ensure all interests are pleased across board, while the need for critical peaceful engagements of all strata ranging from political, socio-cultural organizations, religious and traditional stakeholders is necessary as well.”