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Bankole, Obanikoro, others meets on S/West economy

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The Former Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr. Dimeji Bankole, former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, were among other ‎political bigwigs from various political parties in SouthWest, on Monday met in Ibadan, Oyo State capital to discuss agenda for the economic and industrialised emancipation of the region.

The politicians who held a meeting under a group called Yoruba Patriots’ Movement, YPM, allso included, former Minister of State, Defence, Prince Kayode Adetokunbo, former Secretary to Osun State Government, Alhaji Fatai Oyebade, former Chief of Staff to former Governor of Oyo State, Dr Saka Balogun, Professor Adesoji Adesugba and Dr Kunle Olajide.

Others are Dr Doyin Okupe, Elder Wole Oyelese, Chief (Mrs) Funmilayo Jabaru, Professor Soji Adejumo, Prince Dotun Oyelade among others.

Speaking to journalists, the National coordinator of the Movement, Hon Oladosu Oladipupo the meeting was not for 2019 general election but to liberate the region from its current economic hardship.

He said, “YPM was floated to mark out agenda for the region’s economic emancipation which majorly dwell mostly on agriculture and industrialisation”.

Oladipupo said impunity of Fulani is one of the reasons for the decision to liberate Yoruba from the bad influence of the people from the Northern Nigeria saying the idea is to be modelled after the economic principles of Obafemi Awolowo during his rule in Western regional government.

He said the group will have another meeting where they will come up with agenda that revisit the utility function of the region’s natural resources to generate wealth.

He added that the agenda will also seek to educate the present generation to be value oriented to make use of the orientation of the past to make the Yoruba nation thrive economically again.

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