A crop of agitators in the South-West region of Nigeria, clamoring for a Yoruba Nation, are proposing to hold rallies across the region Saturday, June 12, in the quest for “Oduduwa Republic”.
According to confirmed reports, the pro-Yoruba protesters had held rallies across Southwest States, including Osun, Ogun, Ekiti, and Ondo, a couple of days, last week.
Also, NANS, under the leadership of its National President Comrade Sunday, Asefon, had declared June 12, as National Day of peaceful protest to call on government to act decisively, towards addressing insecurity.
Similarly, Mr Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters and a former presidential candidate, also called for nation wide protest” on the same day.
Meanwhile, Igboho’s spokesman, Olayomi Koiki, in a live video programme aired Wednesday night, called on Southwest Governors to corporate with peaceful protesters during the exercise.
In his words: “let’s us warn the federal government that if there is bloodshed this weekend – the international community are watching – if the military kills any Nigerian this weekend, it is going to be very hot.
“The Yoruba Nation rally, will go ahead in every part of Yorubaland, and the rest of the country, where it will hold.
“Red alarm will begin on Friday. People should stock up food items from Friday night.
“We are not backing down this weekend. We are ready to take back what belongs to us.”
He also enjoined the agitators to “fast” on Friday.
Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News | June 10, 2021