Yoruba Professionals hail Matawalle for cautioning Northern Elders

A group under the umbrella of Yoruba Young Professionals in the Southwest, has described the Minister of State for Defence, Bello Matawalle, as a patriot committed to the peace and Unity of Nigeria.

A statement issued in Lagos on Saturday by the group’s Publicity Secretary, Dr. Ebenezer Olawole, said its reaction came in light of recent comments made by Matawalle, where he cautioned the Northern Elders Forum.

The Yoruba Young Professionals expressed their full support for Matawalle, for his courageous stance, commending his unwavering commitment to the unity and progress of Nigeria.

The group said, “Hon. Bello Matawalle, a distinguished pan-Nigerian politician and patriot, has long been recognized for his dedication to the ideals of national unity and cohesion. His tenure as a former governor of Zamfara State and his current role as Minister of State for Defence exemplify his tireless efforts towards fostering peace and stability across the country.”

“The Yoruba Young Professionals Group endorses Minister Matawalle’s position that the election of President Bola Tinubu in 2023 was a decision made by the generality of Nigerians, reflecting their collective will and aspirations. We firmly believe that the power to elect leaders resides with the people, and they have the prerogative to reelect President Tinubu or any other candidate of their choice in future elections.”

“Furthermore, we urge the Northern Elders Forum to refrain from statements that could potentially inflame tensions and destabilize our beloved nation. It is imperative that all stakeholders prioritize national interest above individual or sectional interests, and work together towards building a stronger, more united Nigeria.”

The group further said Matawalle’s exemplary leadership serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration for politicians across party lines.

“We call on other political leaders to emulate his statesmanship, commitment to national unity, and unwavering dedication to the welfare of all Nigerians.”

“As a nation, we must strive towards dialogue, understanding, and cooperation to address our common challenges and build a brighter future for generations to come, not by promoting actions that seek to divide us more than uniting us. Hon. Bello Matawalle is a shining example, of our desire for a United Nigeria, and as Yoruba Young Professionals, we are proud of him.” the statement concluded.

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