AS part of ongoing activities aimed at promoting the unity of the Yoruba nation, safeguarding the interests of the Yoruba people in the polity and preserving the ethics, culture and traditions of the people, leaders of Yoruba-speaking states in the country and in the diaspora will, today, converge on the Obafemi Awolowo’s residence, Ikenne-Remo, Ogun State, to deliberate on critical issues affecting the South-West and other Yoruba-speaking states in the country.
In addition, the meeting will deliberate on issues affecting Yoruba people living in various non-Yoruba parts of the country, with a view to achieving greater national cohesion and promoting good neighbourliness and fraternity between the Yoruba and different ethnic nationalities in the country.
Held under the aegis of the Yoruba Unity Forum (YUF), an umbrella body of all Yoruba people, the meeting will host all former presidents and vice-presidents from the Yoruba-speaking states in the country, former and serving governors and deputy governors from Yoruba-speaking states, as well as all former and serving members of the National Assembly from Yoruba-speaking states.
Also expected are former speakers, former and serving ministers, former and serving commissioners from all the Yoruba-speaking states and former and serving chairmen and deputy chairmen of local government areas from Yorubaland.
In addition, the meeting will host all the state chairmen of various national political parties in Yoruba states, leaders of various socio-cultural and socio-political groups in Yorubaland, Yoruba industrialists and business executives, academics, professionals, artistes, political activists and Yoruba self determination groups.
Convened by the matriarch of the Awolowo family, Chief (Mrs) HID Awolowo, the forum is open to all adult Yoruba people on an individual basis.
Culled from Tribune