Political leaders in the South Western part of the country has been advised to upgrade their spiritual knowledge if they hope to bring the desired change to the Yoruba Nation and the country as a whole.
A release made available to newsmen by the coordinator of the New Yoruba Nation Forum (NYNF) Mr. Dauda Kolawole in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, after meeting of the forum, stated that it has become necessary to review the state of the Yoruba Nation, as the pacesetter, if meaningful development is expected in the Nigeria Nation and Africa as a whole.
According to the statement “there could not have been any Nation called Nigeria if the Yoruba Nation had objected to the amalgamation process of the South and North by Lord Lugard in 1914”.
It stated that Lord Lugard with his Spiritual advancement brought the Astral realm of the Niger Area under his control with special attention on the Yoruba Nation using the missionaries to discouraged further development of the Yoruba science and technology.
“The Political Leaders of the Yoruba Nation, became a pawn in the hands of the Colonial Masters. They allow the amalgamation not minding the negative implications as it was obvious then that the union was ill-conceived”. The statement added
Kolawole observed that the unprecedented social-political development recorded in the southwestern part of the country could not be sustained or replicated in the other parts of the country because of the selfishness on the part of the few political gladiators.
“The seed of the selfishness was sowed by these few political actors. It germinated, flourished and became a soul that rule our lives. The result of which is manifested as the physical crisis in our country in form of socio-economic problems,”he stated
The statement therefore counselled the Yoruba Political leaders irrespective of their political lineage, to change their tactics of politicking, identify and reach out to few informed Yoruba leaders/individuals for necessary Spiritual information to finding a lasting solution to the Nation crisis, for they allowed it in the first place.