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Group accepts Ilana Omo Oodua as umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups worldwide

By Kehinde Olatunji (Lagos) and Rotimi Agboluaje (Ibadan)
11 August 2021   |   3:06 am
The Yoruba Koya Liberation Movement (YKLM), yesterday, backed the Ìlànà Ọomoọ Oódua (IOO) and its leadership, under Prof. Bánjí Akíntóyè, as the bonafide body to co-ordinate the activities of other groups ...

The Yoruba Koya Liberation Movement (YKLM), yesterday, backed the Ìlànà Ọomoọ Oódua (IOO) and its leadership, under Prof. Bánjí Akíntóyè, as the bonafide body to co-ordinate the activities of other groups towards the actualisation of the self-determination struggle of the Yoruba people.

A statement by the Director of Media and Communications of the organisation, Oluwajuyitan Femi, acknowledged the progress made so far by IOO in the liberation of Yoruba people from the forced marriage that has stagnated her development .

The group further urged all well-meaning Yoruba self-determination groups to publicly show their support for Ilana Omo Oodua to show unity of purpose and solidarity in this trying times.

Oluwajuyitan said: “This statement is necessitated by the flippancy of some individuals who are trying to fly a new group as the umbrella body for all the groups.

“The public is hereby enjoined to shun the overtures of such people masquerading as Yoruba nationalists to sustain and consolidate the progress made so far in this struggle for an independent Yoruba Nation.”