In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 28th, September, 2020

Yoruba Council Of Elders Declare Place On Realization Of Oduduwa Republic

Yoruba Council Of Elders Declare Position On Realization Of Oduduwa Republic

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The Secretary-general of the Yoruba Council of Elders, Dr Kunle Olajide has mentioned it’s not doable for Oduduwa Republic to be achieved with out violence.


Sahara Reporters revealed that Olajide made the assertion whereas reacting to feedback by Professor Banji Akintoye that the Oduduwa Republic can be created with out bloodshed.


The YCE scribe mentioned there had by no means been a consensus or assembly of the Yoruba nation and elders to debate the creation of a rustic made up of solely the Yoruba.


The medical physician questioned what elements of present-day Nigeria would type the proposed nation.


In line with him, Lagos has mentioned it’s not a part of Oduduwa nation, and the top monarch of Ijebu land in Ogun State mentioned his individuals migrated from North Africa.

“I visited the struggle entrance virtually instantly after the truce and what I noticed there, I’d not want it for my enemies. So far as the Yoruba nation is worried, I cannot lead my individuals to commit mass suicide,” he instructed SaharaReporters.

“The concept that they will have a peaceable exit is extra theoretical than actual. There may be nothing just like the 107 teams,” he mentioned, referring to claims by Akintoye that the decision for self-determination for the Yoruba nation had been signed.

“There may be nowhere we have now sat down and had a consensus to say we wish the Yoruba nation. For us, we imagine that if we are able to have a real Federal Republic of Nigeria, in 50 years, Nigeria will likely be main Africa in all parameters of human existence. In 75 years, we will likely be within the league of first-world international locations.”


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He mentioned though the Yoruba weren’t proud of the imposition of the Fulani political elite, who’re within the minority, breaking apart the nation isn’t the popular end result.


“Yoruba individuals are justifiably indignant concerning the system we’re operating that has fully diminished the upward improvement of the Yoruba individuals and has rendered many of the youths who represent the vast majority of our inhabitants jobless. Nigeria seems to have reached the start of the tip to this unitary, centralised pseudo-federalism we’re working,” he mentioned.


Olajide expressed optimism that different areas of the nation will quickly be a part of the decision for true federalism.


He mentioned, “There is no such thing as a a part of Nigeria right this moment that’s proud of the Nigeria we have now. For the reason that North Central pulled out of the Arewa Discussion board, you don’t have any North like we used to have earlier than and if anybody believes there may be nonetheless a Northern area, that’s the most unsafe a part of the nation right this moment.

“They’ve all of the detrimental indices of human improvement in Nigeria. A time is coming, and it’s coming too quickly that they are going to be championing for restructuring.”


He mentioned they’d been mobilising to interrupt what he described as a ‘tiny political Fulani elite’.


“We now have began mobilising. We have already got a relationship with the cultural teams within the South and the Center Belt. We’re going to attain out to the North-Central discussion board in order that we are able to scale back this tiny Fulani elite who’ve gained energy from the structure and the false sense of inhabitants benefit the British gave them,” he famous.

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