That was the setting on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the residence of the political icon and sage, late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, venue of a workshop organised by the Yoruba Unity Forum (YUF).
The YUF chairman further called on Yoruba to support and vote for capable individuals who would be truthful about restructuring the country in the next political era.
Ooni, who is the patron of the YUF, noted that civilisation actually started in Yoruba land before it spread to other parts of the world.
Despite the attitude of the leadership of the newly-dominant party in Southwestern Nigeria, the ACN, which later merged with other parties to form the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Yoruba Unity Forum (YUF), AS THE 'UMBRELLA BODY FOR ALL Yoruba socio-cultural organisations in Nigeria and the Diaspora' continued to work towards the projection and protection of the interests of the Yoruba under the leadership of H.I.D.
For instance, in December 2012, YUF hosted the leaders of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) led by Alhaji Aliko Mohammed in Ikenne.
'As a committed Afenifere and Treasurer of the Yoruba Unity Forum (YUF
), I want to say on behalf of the PDP in Lagos, that the party fully supports the teaching and enforcement of Yoruba in our schools in view of its many advantages to our youths and future generation,' Salvador stated.