- Bisi Akande has asked those calling for the break-up of Nigeria to stop it
- According to him, allowing Yoruba to break away from Nigeria might lead to war
- Going further, he said most African and western countries envy Nigeria over her unity
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As the call for Oduduwa Republic continues to grow, Chief Bisi Akande, a former governor of Osun, has called on agitators to bury such thought.
Akande who is the pioneer interim chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) made the appeal on Monday, September 28, in Ibadan.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that he said allowing Yoruba to break away from Nigeria might lead to bloodshed and avoidable civil war that would further decimate the people.
He consequently called on those agitating for a Yoruba nation to bury the idea, saying the nation couldn’t afford to witness another war.
“Those agitating for a Yoruba nation should have a rethink. This country must remain united to save it from war.
“Yoruba will be in war for another 100 years if Nigeria is allowed to break.”
Going further, he added that Nigeria was a product of war, adding that the country came into existence after Yoruba people had gone into 100 years of wars.
He added that most African countries and western world envy Nigeria because the country is the heartbeat of Africa.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a Diaspora coalition, Yoruba One Voice (YOV), 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.
Also 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.
To actualise this, the leadership of the YWC urged all indigenes of the region to unite and return the Yorubaland to its prestigious place, claiming that it is the cradle of democracy.
This call was specifically made by Banji Akintoye, the president-general of YWC, during the commemoration of the 134th-anniversary end of Kiriji War and 2020 Yoruba National Day celebration organised by the congress held at Okemesi in Ekiti Southwest local council of Ekiti.
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