Group Says July 3 ‘Yoruba Nation’ Rally Will Bring Liberation
Leader of a coalition of Yoruba self-determination group, Ilana Omo Oodua, Emeritus Professor of History, Banji Akintoye, has insisted that the proposed July 3 Yoruba nation rally planned by secessionist Sunday Igboho in Lagos State will take place despite cautions from security agencies that the rally may disrupt peace and order in the state.
The group’s general-secretary, George Akinola, said “We’re on the last leg to liberation. The rally will be orderly. It was peaceful at Ibadan, well conducted at Abeokuta, super orderly at Osogbo, coordinated at Akure and epochal at Ado-Ekiti.
“The Nigeria Police cooperated well with us in all these places. We do not expect it to be different in Lagos. Be a witness to history,” he said in a statement on Monday.
Akintoye urged sons and daughters of Yorubaland to come out en masse and participate in it.
Bolaji said the international community had been invited to observe the Lagos rally, adding that similar rallies that took place in other states were orderly, peaceful and well coordinated.
He said some of the international bodies that have been invited to witness the rally include the United Nations, the European Union, the African Union, the Economic Community of West Africa, the United States and the United Kingdom.
Akinola added that the rally “will finally sink the ill-fated amalgamation in the Atlantic Ocean.”
He urged participants to “Come out in your Yoruba Nation regalia: vests, t-shirts and omoluabi whites. Hoist your flags and sing the Ogo Adulawo Yoruba National Anthem with guts.
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