Oshodi Market Demolition: Stop Disparaging Ambode, Yoruba Youths Warn OYC

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The Yoruba Youth Council (YYC) has berated the Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) over its condemnation of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State following the demolition of Owonifaari market in Oshodi.
Speaking at a briefing in Lagos at the weekend, the YYC described the OYC’s statements as reckless, unacceptable and ridiculous.
The Convener, Comrade Ekundayo Shoyoye, said the OYC chose to take flight from the reality of the true scenario in Lagos State.
Shoyoye explained that the Lagos State government, in line with its structural plan for a more befitting, decent and safe Lagos on its ideal mega-city plan, has marked the Owonifari Market to give way since 2007 even from the first tenure of former Governor Babatunde Fashola.
He said: “This kind of exercise is not new to Lagosians who have identified with the Lagos State government’s infrastructural development plans of an ideal mega environment.
“No particular group or set of people was targeted and there was no reason to cry foul save for deliberate and heinous motive to stir sectional discord by some Igbo traders who were not the only ethnic group affected by the exercise.
“In as much as we believe the OYC press statement does not represent our law-abiding Igbo brothers and sisters resident in Lagos, any such careless, rude, senseless and unguided utterances will be met with stiffer measure by the Yoruba Youth Council in future.
“The government of Akinwunmi Ambode is fair, just and friendly to all Lagosians, irrespective of ethnic or religious affiliations, therefore it is our dream to see a greater Lagos under this people-friendly administration of our amiable governor”.

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