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Jonathan’s visit: Beware of Greek gift, S-West APC tells Yoruba monarchs

IBADAN—FOLLOWING President Goodluck Jonathan’s visit by to the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi and other monarchs in the South West to garner support for his re-election in the March 28 presidential election, the opposition, All Progressives Congress, APC, has advised the rulers to be be conscious of the implications of “Greek gift.”

The South-West APC, in a statement by its Director of Publicity, Mr. Ayo Afolabi, advised the monarchs who he described as the bastion of democratic justice and good governance, should vote true to their cultural identity that loathes tyranny, corruption and nepotism.

Fighting hard to realise his second term ambition, President Jonathan had visited the South-West monarchs in quick succession.

The visits, according to the APC has no redemptive electoral value in South-West because “it is devoid of strategic assessment.”

The party asked how many of such desperate and impromptu meetings were needed before Yoruba people voted for him in 2011? “How much did President Jonathan spend to get Yoruba votes in 2011 and why should he think money will save him now?

Except the Yoruba, the zonal APC maintained that all other regions extracted several promises from President Jonathan in the race to 2011 elections.

He noted further that the zone voted based on their firm convictions and commitment to justice and good governance

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