A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) group called League of Yoruba Professionals has berated ex-Minister of Works, Adeseye Ogunlewe, for backing Governor Nyesom Wike over his statements on Yoruba people.
Ogunlewe had said Yorubas are arrogant people who lacked respect for leaders, adding that Wike owed no apology for South west leaders loss in PDP chairmanship race.
The group in a statement on Monday by its Chairman, Adegoke Adaranijo, charged the former minister to apologise.
Adaranijo said: “I read with dismay comments credited to Ogunlewe where he defended Wike’s statement.
“Even when many leaders in the Yoruba nation, who are within the PDP fold, had denounced Wike’s utterances as crude and uncouth, Ogunlewe, in his characteristic manner, has aligned himself with the traducer of his own people.
“Is Ogunlewe happy that our people are being lampooned and dishonoured in the market square?
“A former governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, even rose above partisan politics to fault Wike’s pronouncements. That is the way it should be.
“Ogunlewe should retract his statements and apologise to the Yoruba people.”