A group under the auspices of Yoruba National Youths both at Home and the Diaspora, insists that it will forge ahead with the quest for Yoruba Nation self-determination which is non-negotiable.

The youth group was responding to the South West governors, who met in Lagos last week and flayed their agitation for Yoruba Self-determination 

The Governors who attended the meeting at the Lagos State House were Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Lucky Aiyedatiwa (Ondo), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Ademola Adeleke (Osun) and Biodun Oyebanji (Ekiti).

A statement jointly signed by the Yoruba National Youth Leader (Diaspora), Prophet Ayodele Ologunloluwa and Comrade Oyegunle Oluwamayowa Omotoyole, (home based) said the quest for Yoruba Nation self-determination is non-negotiable.

“The governors’ position was nothing short of provocation because groups agitating for Yoruba independence or autonomy are doing so legally within the confines of the law.

The governors were not fair, knowing that groups and individuals asking for Yoruba autonomy are responsible people of worth. According to them, they are going to deploy all means to ensure that the dream of Yoruba Nation is achieved.

According to them, you cannot adopt the anthem and security outfit of Yoruba Nation but you condemn those of us agitating for self determination in strong terms.

“That’s very disrespectful of Arakunrin Akeredolu’s memory. You may think you own power today, but remember power is not transient”

In their formal presentation , the agitators insisted that “with the present spate of insecurity and maladministration of the affairs of Nigeria, there is no better alternative than the Yorubas to fight for autonomy in order to develop.

The youths further  tasked “all the Yoruba traditional rulers and leaders to come together for the struggle, as unity among group is a sine qua non for success.

Further appealing to the traditional rulers in the region, the youths said that “self-determination of the Yorubaland is inevitable as people could no longer continue with the suffering unleashed on them by the federal government.

“We will continue to show the world our plight as the Yoruba Nation Autonomy will come to reality in no distant time”

“Let us say here that there is nothing to celebrate on June 12 Democracy Day. It  lacked anything worthy of celebration, as Nigerians are wallowing in abject poverty.

“What are we celebrating for in June 12 while people are dying of hunger and unemployment is so high. And how do we celebrate in the midst of escalating prices of essential commodities in the country.

” There is insecurity and kidnapping all over Nigeria and dividends of democracy are far from the masses”

The youths therefore asked the federal government to do something before  the end of the month of June, for peace to reign.

Finally, they enjoined all Yoruba indigenes at home and in diaspora to support the ongoing efforts towards liberating Yorubaland.

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