The Yoruba Unity Forum on Thursday in Ikenne, Ogun State alleged that the marginalisation of Yoruba in the political set up of the country had continued to increase, rather than being addressed. In a communiqué made available to journalists at the end of its meeting, the forum called on President Jonathan to take urgent steps to ensure a reversal of the marginalisation in political appointments at the federal level.
The YUF also expressed regrets at the alleged exclusion of Yoruba indigenes in placements in ministries, departments and agencies under the present administration.
The communiqué, jointly signed by Chief HID Awolowo and the retired Bishop of Akure, Rt. Rev. Bolanle Gbonigi, YUF chairman and deputy chairman, respectively, the forum also expressed the need for reconciliation among Yoruba leaders.