“I don’t hate Yoruba people” – Ali Ndume


Nigerian Lawmaker, Senator Ali Ndume has reacted to allegations about him being a tribalist.

The accusations came on the heels of his disapproval of the move by the federal government to move some departments of the Central Bank of Nigeria to Lagos.

Ali Ndume who had repeatedly warned the President against the decision has also come out to emphasize that his stance was neither tribal or political.

Recall the federal government had announced its decision to move some departments of the CBN to Lagos.

Ali Ndume in a statement disclosed that he was a lover of the Yoruba tribe and had two of his daughters were married to Yoruba men.

A statement by Ndume reads partly:

“My two daughters are married to Yoruba men, one from Lagos State and the other from Kwara State. And I’ve five grandchildren who are Yoruba. How can I hate them and allow my daughters to marry them? Those saying I hate the Yorubas, how many of their sons and daughters are married to Hausas or Northerners? I’m a true Nigerian.

“They’ve also been questioning the fact that my daughter works at the CBN. They should check her records. She’s a Nigerian and she’s qualified to work anywhere, including the CBN.

“Instead of these attacks on my person, the CBN should do its job and address the rising inflation and stabilising our exchange rates. They should leave me alone.

President Tinubu is my friend and he knows that I support him 100%. He appreciates honest feedbacks and will not tolerate what these people around him who are becoming a political cartel are doing.

“I’ll continue to speak the truth and point out areas where corrections are needed. That’s my job as a senator. It is not personal at all.”


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