Separatist leader Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, on Saturday declared that the Yoruba people will break away from Nigeria.
Igboho made the declaration when he led a number of other agitators under the aegis of Ilana Omo Oodua to Ekiti town from neighboring South-West States for a rally.
The agitators, comprising traditionalists, masquerades, women, traders, youths, motorcycle riders, artisans, and others, wore attires with the inscription ‘Omo Oduduwa ni mi,’ TheNation writes.
The protesters who paid homage at the Palace of Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, defied heavy security presence deployed in different strategic areas as they marched through streets of the Ado metropolis, chanting various solidarity and liberation songs.
Among the solidarity songs were “No going back on Yoruba nation”, We are ready to go”, Enough is Enough”, We are not slaves to Fulani”, No retreat, no surrender”, “Let Hausa go their way, let Fulani go their own way and Igbo people should also go.”
Addressing the mammoth crowd, Igboho stated that no efforts would be spared to rescue the Yoruba nation from the firm grips and vestiges of those who have been oppressing the people of the southwest from time immemorial.
“Yoruba is the most educated race in Nigeria, but are these graduates getting jobs? No. Rather, our politicians would be buying motorbikes for them for Okada riding. This is wrong and would have to stop. Can they allow their children to be riding Okada?
“Let me say this emphatically, we won’t vote in the Southwest in 2023. We need a government of our own. The Fulani’s are kidnapping us and collecting ransom, killing and raping us and our leaders are watching because of politics. This will no longer be tolerated,” he said.