Oduduwa Republic Agitator, Chief Sunday was on Saturday in Ekiti state, the state capital in continuation of Yoruba nation rally organised by Ilana Ooodua led by Prof Banji Akintoye, as former Osun state Governor and Present Minister of Internal Affairs, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola Describes Action as Ignorant and Foolish
Igboho, who arrived at the city at 5.02 pm to the waiting hands of other Yoruba nation agitators who had been having processions around major parts of Ado Ekiti since 10.30 am, reiterated the need for the Oduduwa Republic in view of alleged lopsidedness in the distribution of resources and relegation of Yoruba to the background in Nigeria.
Igboho, who spoke in Yoruba, said, “Enough is enough. We must stand for our freedom because we have suffered enough. We are Yoruba people and we must not be slaves in our own land.
Explaining further, Rauf Aregbesola says such agitation remains foolish, describing them as being ignorant for demanding secession
Aregbesola, who is a former Osun State governor, said this on Saturday at Ijebu Jesa, Osun State, at his 64th birthday celebration organised for him by the Awolowo Centre for Philosophy and Ideology and that which was monitored by urban Express-News online
Aregbesola warned that the crisis that might engulf the country if a war broke out could last for over 50 years.
He said, “My most important message for this gathering is to let you know that those advocating for the Yoruba nation are fools and ignorant of the consequences of their action. Nigeria is the reason the Western nations respect the Blackman globally.
“Maybe these secessionists did not know that if any crisis or war happens in Nigeria now, its fallout will linger for another 50 years. So we must guide this unity jealously. Although things are not perfect yet, I believe we should rather advocate better government rather than agitate for secession.”
Continuing, chief Sunday Igboho wonder why with all the natural resources the country has as potentials, it should then be for only Fulanis to control them and heading almost all establishments.
“We have a lot of our youths who are graduates but there are no jobs for them, which should not be the case. These are among the reasons we said it is enough”.
“We are not going to work with them. If there is no referendum, we will not vote in 2023, that is the truth.”
Igboho addressed the rally amid heavy security presence as men of the Nigeria Police, Department of State Services, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, and Amotekun Corps were stationed at strategic locations at Fajuyi Park, the venue of the rally.
The mammoth crowd of agitators and placard-carrying participants were jubilant as they chanted, ‘Yoruba Nation anthem’, while major roads in Ado Ekiti, particularly around the venue, were shut while the rally lasted.