Yorubas in Diaspora have thrown their weight behind the Ibadan-based philanthropist and social activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as ‘Sunday Igboho’ on his agitation for the creation of the Oodua Republic and the secession of Yoruba Speaking States from Nigeria.
This was contained in a release issued by the Spokesman of the concerned Yorubas in Diaspora, Comrade Rasaq Kamaldeen, shortly after the revelation of Sunday Igboho’s stance on the Oodua Republic in a viral video clip.
Kewulabi said that “the concerned Yorubas in Diaspora have vehemently thrown their weight and support behind Sunday Igboho who expatiated the notable reasons that call for the creation of the Oodua Republic and the secession of Yoruba Speaking States from Nigeria.
“The Spokesman said that the Federal Government did not need to arrest nor threaten Sunday Igboho on his agitation for the Oodua Republic but needs to do the needful in returning the country back to the regional system of government.”
Kamaldeen disclosed that some powerful men in the country had been threatening Sunday Igboho’s life and equally conspired to arrest him shortly after the release of the viral video clip, stressing that such attempts would do more than good.
He said, “despite Yorubas’ intellectual capacity, human and material resources, the regional is no longer at the forefront of decision makings but forced to play the second fiddle by the country’s ruling class.”
Kamaldeen recalled that a social Cultural Group, Itesiwaju Oodua Foundation, recently warned the Nigeria Government led by President Muhammad Buhari to desist from any plot or intention to threaten, assault, arrest or declare Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho wanted.
He noted that the group raised the alarm shortly after a meeting on Sunday held at its State Secretariat in Ibadan, the state capital.
According to him, the group, in a statement signed by the State coordinator of the youths wing, Mr Abdullateef Ademola is quoted as saying “If the Buhari Led administration should carry on with any ideas or plans to arrest Sunday Igboho for agitating for the interest of the Yorubas “Oodua Republic”, such idea could destabilize the peace of entire Nigeria and hereby calling on all Yoruba leaders irrespective of their political parties, affiliations or ambition to close ranks in the interest of all Yorubas to see this agitation as a means of liberation from this compulsory and unholy alliance subjugating our people and taking over our lands with Force.
“The group called on all groups, association, traditional rulers and all stakeholders to rise and build a Garrison around Chief Sunday Igboho and the entire agitators of peace and liberation of Yoruba land.
“The statement further said that the Group is not affiliated with any political party, insisting that “The Oodua Republic” is imminent at this critical point that Yoruba land is suffering from external forces migrating into the South West to murder, kidnap and take over our God-given lands.
“Why asking the Federal Government the main reason why Yoruba land shouldn’t exit Nigeria, most especially when the Federal Government has failed in securing lives and properties, the group called on Asiwaju Bola Hammed Tinubu and Aare Gani Adams to ensure that Yoruba land and her people do not suffer any further”, the statement explained.