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April 15, 2024

Oyo invasion: Treat invaders as coupists, YCE tells FG

Oyo invasion: Treat invaders as coupists, YCE tells FG

By Dapo Akinrefon

The Yoruba Council of Elders, YCE, on Monday, described the invasion of the Oyo State House of Assembly and State Secretariat as a coup just as it insisted that those involved in the act should be treated as coupists and punished accordingly.

Recall that some Yoruba Nation agitators clad in military camouflage, on Saturday, made attempts to invade the Oyo State House of Assembly and the State Secretariat but were repelled by security agencies.

Reacting to the invasion, Secretary-General of the YCE,  Chief Oladipo Oyewole, said the elders condemned the act adding that the Federal Government should fish out perpetrators of the act.

Oyewole said: “The ill fated mission of misguided persons in Military Camouflage/outfit to the Oyo State Government Secretariat Ibadan is bad.

“The Yoruba Council of Elders, YCE, condemn this unlawful invasion in its entirety.

“Unequivocally, we stand to say that the nauseating act is a coup d’etat. It is barbaric and totally unwarranted. From reports and analysis, it is an ill-conceived action which was dead on arrival

We are of the position, in line with the laws of Nigeria, that all the people involved should be treated as coupists and punished accordingly.

“Yoruba land and our inherited culture abhors violence.

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“The Yoruba man, because of his Omoluwabi etho, would maintain decorum and dialogue rather than take part in any forceful take over.

“The Federal Government of Nigeria should, without delay, deploy its apparatus to fish out parties involved in the dastardly act by all means and mete out judgement commensurate with this dastardly act.

“Going by all indicators, Nigeria is ready for take-off to prosperity through proper planning and application of rules of engagement that will give our nation, the cutting edge we earnestly desire and deserve for our comfort and mutual prosperity.

“We condemn this unfortunate act in all ramifications.”