A Pan Yoruba Youth organisation, National Committee of Yoruba Youth NCYY, has described recent verbal attacks on two Yoruba Elders, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Chief Olabode George by former Ekiti governor, Ayodele Fayose, as lacking the virtue of the Omoluabi culture, that Yoruba people are known for, especially in their public conducts, towards the elderly in the society.
The group said Fayose’s outburst, even though not new to the public, reflects the extreme bad taste, that Fayose’s knowledge of public communication, has become synonymous to.
Reacting through a statement jointly signed by Akindele Lawson and Saheed Bello, Coordinator and Secretary respectively, the youth group said rather than accepting the cautions made by these elder statesmen to characters like Fayose and other public office holders of his type, Fayose resorted to his traditional public conduct of exhibiting tendencies alien to the Yoruba virtue of Omoluabi and respect for elders.
“Fayose’s attack on Chief Olabode George, is not only a futile attempt at twisting the fact, it also clear demonstrate Fayose’s perpetual behaviour as an ingratitude character, who have since forgotten how the goodwill of leaders, like Chief Olabode George, ensured his first ever emergence, as the Governor of Ekiti state. Was Chief Olabode George not an older person, when he mobilsed the party’s machinery and every needed support, for the emergence of Mr Fayose as candidate of the PDP and his eventual victory at the poll in 2003.”
“It is unfortunate that someone who have been privileged to have occupied the exalted seat of the Governor of Ekiti state, will continue to exhibit lack decency in public communication, thereby confirming our belief that Ayo Fayose, cannot act at anytime, beyond his intellectual capacity,” .
The group further said the Mr Fayose has formed the habit of casting aspersions and spreading falsehood against perceived political opponents, thereby making him a huge embarrassment and disgrace to the highly urbane and educated Yoruba people.
The group said it will continue to expose Fayose as a barefaced liar, saying it will no longer tolerate his reoccurring disrespect, for any Yoruba elder, whatsoever.