Count Us Out Of Oduduwa Republic - Yorubas In 19 Northern States Tell Igboho, Others - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Count Us Out Of Oduduwa Republic - Yorubas In 19 Northern States Tell Igboho, Others



From Godwin Akomah, Lagos

The Yoruba ethnic group in the 19 Northern States have distanced themselves from the calls for Oduduwa Republic by some of their kinsmen in Southwest Nigeria.

The Daily Crucible recalls that a group under the aegis of the Ilana Omo Oodua led by Prof Banji Akintoye, reportedly called for the formation of a Yoruba nation.

Also, Sunday Adeyemo popularly called Sunday Igboho and many others have in recent times, been agitating for the creation of Oduduwa Republic, seeking secession of Southwest region from the rest of the country.

But the President of Yoruba Welfare Group Worldwide, Abdlhakeem Adegoke, said they are not part of the secession agenda.

Abdulkareem who led his people in a peaceful on Sunday in Kaduna, said “We don’t believe in the existence of a Republic inside a Republic.”

He was accompanied by other officials of the group in the Northern States.

He said many Yoruba people were born and bred in the North and had intermarried with northerners with whom they had been enjoying cordial and harmonious relationship over time.

He said : “We are talking on behalf of all the Yoruba in the 19 Northern States that we the Yoruba in the Northern States hereby dissociate ourselves from any Republic inside a Republic.

“We believe in the oneness and indivisibility of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”, he stated, declaring, “We are not part of any Oduduwa Republic declared by our kinsmen in the Southwest.

“If truly they really want Oduduwa Republic they would have insisted that Hausa, Igbo and all other none Yoruba should leave Yoruba land, but as long as they insisted on Hausa Fulani alone they are not really sincere with their agitation.

“The number of Yoruba in the North is more than three States in Yoruba land. Our investment in the North is more than N5 trillion. What do they prepare for us to come and do at home?”

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