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Yoruba group berates Tinubu, Akande, others for opposing agitation

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A Yoruba self-determination group, under the aegis of Ilana Omo Oodua, yesterday, chided the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu; former Osun State governor, Bisi Akande and other South-West leaders of APC for opposing the region’s agitation for self-determination.

The group is headed by a renowned professor of History, Prof. Banji Akintoye.

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Director of Communication and Media of the group, Maxwell Adeleye, described the APC leaders’ position as unfortunate.

Adeleye, who stated that the group was for self-determination and not secession, however, said that the APC leaders were entitled to their opinions, adding that without people, there is no way they could be leaders.

He said: “History will not be kind to them. People need to correct this. It is not secession. What we are fighting for is the self-determination right of our people as guaranteed by the United Nations Charter on Human Rights and even the 1999 Constitution.

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“It is our right to fight for self-determination. Tinubu and others are entitled to their opinions. Conduct a poll and you will see that majority of Yoruba people want their own nation.

“It is unfortunate that Chief Akande was present where the yearnings and aspirations of Yoruba people would be denied. If his mentor, the late Chief Bola Ige were alive, would Bisi Akande say the things he read out yesterday?

‘’If the likes of Tinubu and Baba Akande, because of their ambition, are not careful, history will not be kind to them for standing against the yearnings and aspirations of the people. Without the people, they cannot be leaders.”

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