By Roundoffnews.

A Yoruba Socio-cultural  Organisation called Oodua Consultative Forum on Friday appealed to Yoruba leaders to shun partisan politics and speak with one voice as exemplified by heroes past.

The group was of the opinion that the the Yoruba race may continue to lag behind if its leaders decided to compromise due to selfish and political ambitions.

leader of the forum, Prof. Olayiwola Abiona, with the title Baba Oodua, made the appeal while addressing journalists in Ado-Ekiti.

Prof. Abiona said that the objective of the forum was to coordinate and promote peace among the yoruba people using cultural and spiritual procedures as practiced by founding fathers of the race.

” Oodua Consultative Forum is a nonpolitical organisation establish to protect the interest of yoruba people.

” We have a constitution that guides our activities which was drafted by myself to ensure that the security and development of yoruba people in the country are well protected.

” The forum has been established in four states currently, and the states includes, Osun, Ogun, Oyo and Ekiti, to coordinate ourselves for peace to reign among the yoruba speaking states,” he said.

Baba Oodua who described the establishment of Amotekun as a welcome development for the protection of yoruba people especially in Southwest states, said that members of the forum are ready to support the security programme.

He recommended that  traditional rulers in southwest states should be given prominent roles in the operation to make it effective and  achieve its desired goals and objectives of setting up the security outfit.

” I wish to state categorically that the establishment of Amotekun by the south governors was welcome development.

“We are equally ready to join the security outfit to curb the incessant kidnapping, killing of innocent citizens of Nigeria,” he added.

Abiona explained that other obligations of the forum was to ensure the progress of yoruba people across the country.

The Baba Oodua noted that the forum was open to people who have good integrity to join and contribute their wealth of experience on how yoruba people can be progressive in various fields of endeavours.

He added that journalists from Yoruba states are also invited to join the forum and promote Yoruba race.

Similarly,  the National Vice Chairman of Oodua Consultative Forum, Mr Dele Orubuloye, appealed to the Federal government to consider Yoruba people for notable positions in the government cycles.

He said that the yoruba indigenes are hardworking, intelligent and knowledgeable people who are capable of promoting the development of the country’s economy.

Also the National President of the Odua Consultative Forum Mr Lukas Orubuloye said the group would  continue to provide spiritual and moral support for the operation Amotekun, and in any other struggle involving the Yoruba race.