YWC promises liberation of Yorubaland, celebrates National Day
Monarchs, group seek Yoruba Nation autonomy
The Yoruba World Congress (YWC) has said that everything possible would be done to ensure the liberation of the region from the current challenges of under-development and insecurity pervading the land.
The YWC, therefore, urged all sons and daughters from Yorubaland to bring heads together and be united in one accord for the region to take its rightful place and ensure its freedom from the shackles of backwardness in the country, saying: “Democracy began from the cradle of the Yoruba.”
President-General of YWC, Prof. Banji Akintoye, stated this yesterday at Okemesi in Ekiti South West Local Council of Ekiti State during the commemoration of the 134th anniversary end of Kiriji War and 2020 Yoruba National Day celebration organised by the Congress.
Akintoye, represented by Ekiti State Co-ordinator of YWC, Mr. Praise Ayodele, said that the historic event was organised to help in discovering and promoting the history of Yoruba after 134 years and use same to enhance unity among its residents for the ultimate goal of achieving the desired liberation for the people of the region.
MEANWHILE, the traditional rulers at the event, Owa Ooye of Okemesi, Oba Gbadebo Adedeji; the Olojudo of Ido-Faboro, Oba Ayorinde Ilori-Faboro and the Ajero of Ijero-Ekiti, Oba Joseph Adewole, lamented the spate of insecurity in the region, saying the current political arrangement had failed the people.
The monarchs, while advocating the unity and co-operation of residents to overcome the numerous challenges pervading the land, urged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to allow the restructuring of the country.
IN the same vein, a socio-political group, Oodua Action Movement (OAM), has called for the right to self-determination of Yoruba Nation that would guarantee speedy and monumental development of the region.
In a statement in Akure, yesterday, by its Co-ordinator, Demola Edward, the group stated that the best and only option for the survival of the Yoruba Nation is regional autonomy.