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June 13, 2024

Youth Group to S/ West govs: We’ll forge ahead with self-determination agenda

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The new Chairman of South-West Governors’ Forum, Babajide Sanwo-Olu (3rd right) and other members of the Forum (from left): Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun; Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde; Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke. Others, besides the host, were Ondo State Governor, Luky Aiyedatiwa, and Ekiti State Governor, Abiodun Oyebanji.

 —-Our quest for Yoruba Nation self-determination is non-negotiable

By Dayo Johnson, Akure

A group under the auspices of Yoruba National Youths both Home and Diaspora, has insisted that they will forge ahead with their quest for Yoruba Nation self-determination which is non-negotiable.

The youth group, were responding to the South West governor, who met in Lagos last week and flayed flayed their agitating for Yoruba nation.

The Governors who attended the meeting at the Lagos House are Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Lucky Aiyedatiwa (Ondo), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Ademola Adeleke (Osun) and Biodun Oyebanji (Ekiti).

 A statement jointly signed by the Yoruba National Youth Leader Diaspora, Prophet Ayodele Ologunloluwa and Comrade Oyegunle Oluwamayowa Omotoyole, home based said the quest for Yoruba Nation self-determination is non-negotiable.

According to the youths, “the governors position was nothing short of provocation because groups agitating for Yoruba independence or autonomy are doing so legally in the confines of the law.

The youths said “the statement of the governors was nothing short of provocation and reckless because groups agitating for Yoruba independence or autonomy are responsible people of notes.

According to them, they are going to deploy all means to ensure that the dreams of Yoruba Nation is achieved.

“The governors statement at the end of the meeting sounds shameless to us.

” You adopted the anthem and security outfit of Yoruba Nation but you condemn those of us agitating for self determination in strong terms.

“That’s very disrespectful of Arakunrin Akeredolu’s memory. You may think you own power today, but remember power is not transient.

They said that “with the present spate of insecurity and maladministration of the affairs of Nigeria, there is no better alternative than the Yorubas to fight for autonomy in order to develop.

The youths asked “all the Yoruba traditional rulers and leaders to come together for the struggle, as unity among Yoruba is a sine qua non for success.

Further appealing to the traditional rulers in the region, the youth said that “self-determination of the Yoruba land is inevitable as people could no longer continue with the suffering unleashed on them by the Federal Government.

“We will continue to show the world our plight and that the Yoruba Nation Autonomy will come to reality in no distant time”

“Let us say here that there is nothing to celebrate on June 12 Democracy Day. it  lacked anything worthwhile to celebrate, as Nigerians are wallowing in abject poverty.

“What are we celebrating in June 12 while people are dying of hunger or unemployment or how do we celebrate in the midst of escalating prices of essential commodities in the country.

” There is insecurity, kidnapping all over Nigeria and dividends of democracy are far from the mass of Nigerians”

They asked the Federal government to do something before  the end of the month of June for peace to reign.

The youths equally  enjoined all Yoruba at home and in diaspora to support the ongoing efforts towards liberating the people of Yorubaland.