The chief of Yoruba ethnic group, Professor Banji Akintoye has mentioned that Yoruba ethnic group is in dire want of its personal nation out of the current Nigeria.
Akintoye mentioned that over 55 million folks of Yoruba extraction, will get their freedom with out breaking the regulation of the nation or shedding blood.
The famend historian made these declarations in the course of the celebration of Kiriji warfare held in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Wednesday.
DAILY POST gathered that Kiriji warfare occurred in Yoruba land many many years in the past.
Current on the celebration included Otun Olubadan, Excessive Chief Lekan Balogun who represented the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Otunba Deji Osibogun, Wale Alabi, Comrade Olu Omotosho, Opeoluwa Elisha Ademoyegun and Iyanda Wasiu.
Akintoye whereas insisting that nothing would cease the liberation of Yoruba from its enemies, woke up the youths, who he mentioned, had been essential within the combat for wrestle.
He mentioned, “We’ve been saying we could have a Yoruba nation of our personal. Yoruba World Congress is dedicated to serving to Yoruba nation to safe its place within the comity of countries.
“They do say I don’t compromise. It’s not each time. However as soon as we are saying, we’ll take a standard stance, I don’t know the way to betray. We’ll get Yoruba nation free with out violence, we won’t break the legal guidelines of Nigeria. If there’s anybody who needs to be violent, we’ll inform them, no.
“In case you are violent and there are useless our bodies on the streets, you’re circumventing our function. We’re telling the world that we would like our personal nation. We’ve the rights to demand for our rights. After we launched Amotekun, was there any arrest, violence? If you wish to stage a rally, achieve this. It’s your rights however no violence.
“I’ve ardour for the youths. In the event you don’t have individuals who can take after you, regardless of the quantity of wealth you’ve it’s nothing. These youths are essential. We elders can solely information and lead you. We are able to write letters however it’s you who will do it. It should succeed. Anyone saying opposite, I’m not a part of that concept.
“Prior to now of 30 and 40 years in the past, the youths haven’t been the identical once more. I graduated from the College School Ibadan within the morning and by night my spouse and I had been employed. I can’t do the issues I’m doing now if I don’t have the youths round me.
“We’re hurting our future in a really vicious method. Yoruba are 55 million, 74 p.c are 40 years and. Step ahead and. They’ve the authority of the land to say you possibly can’t do it. Return house. No violence. Go to market locations, mechanic workshop, farmers on their solution to the farms. If you are able to do this, getting our resolve performed won’t be troublesome.”
“We don’t drive our will on folks. Clarify to these organizations who don’t perceive what you need. Yoruba won’t endure. We’re probably the most populous in Africa. We wish to take our personal nation and start to construct it. Nothing extra,” he concluded.
In his personal contribution, the chief of Motion for Oduduwa Republic, Architect Akin George defined how they’d mobilised different folks in Yorubaland.
“We went to Okemesi the place the Kiriji warfare began. We noticed the king. From there, we went to Imesi Ile and Igbajo. At Igbajo, we seen disunity between Imesi Ile and Oke Imesi, between Igbajo and Ibadan folks there.
“We reconciled them. We are able to’t combat the enemies if house entrance is split. We could have misunderstanding however mustn’t result in quarrel,” he revealed.