- YOV has vowed that October 1 rally in favour of Yoruba nation will hold
- The organisers said the rally will be conducted in line with the global template for the liberation of the Yoruba people in Nigeria
- Meanwhile, MURIC urged Nigerians not to take them seriously because they are using fake Islamic organisations to camouflage as Muslims
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A Diaspora coalition, Yoruba One Voice (YOV), has said its proposed rally for sensitisation slated for October 1 will go ahead.
The group in a statement made available to Legit.ng explained that the self-determination rally tagged: "Oodua Republic" sensitization campaign was designed to draw the attention of the global world to situation and happenings in Nigeria.
The group added that the rally would be conducted in line with the global template for the fulfillment of its desire as well as the liberation of the Yoruba people in Nigeria.
YOV's director of communications, Comrade Zacheaus Somorin, said all arrangements have been concluded to ensure a peaceful rally.
"The rally is to sensitize the world on the need to liberate Yoruba race from the shackles of bondage. We have made our position known to our people in Nigeria. The reason for seeking self-determination as the best means and alternative is to save the nation from impending implosion.
"Nigeria has failed. The country is failing by the day.Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, said it recently, Prof.Wole Soyinka also said it, even the Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, Iba Gani Adams, has raised the alarm severally that the country is drifting," he said in the statement.
Going further, Somorin added that:
"In Nigeria today, life is of no value. There is raging insecurity, electoral rigging, corruption, nepotism and cruel misgovernance. Nigerians at home are mostly affected. There is need for us to rise against political enslavement by a section of the country."
They consequently urged Nigerians to be wary of fake Islamic groups masquerading as genuine and declaring support for the secessionists.
Professor Ishaq Akintola, director of MURIC, disclosed this in a press statement on Wednesday, September 23.
“The protagonists of the proposed Oduduwa Republic are desperate. Their desperation has reached a crescendo where they have resorted to dishonourable actions.
“The names of fake Islamic groups like Yoruba Jamatru, Yoruba Islamic Organisation (YISO) and Yoruba Muslim Community have been used to deceive the general public. We alert the press and the good people of Nigeria that these are all fake groups conjured by the secessionist camp."
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that a Yoruba group on Tuesday, September 22, vowed to achieve freedom at all cost from the menace of under-development and insecurity.
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