- To mark Nigeria's 60th independence anniversary, members of the Congress of Oduduwa Descendants took to the streets of Lagos to protest against the call for the secession of the Yoruba people
- COD said during the march said Nigeria and her people are highly blessed by God
- According to COD, Nigerians should concentrate on facing its challenges through their diversities
The Congress of Oduduwa Descendants (COD), conducted a one million-man rally in Lagos in solidarity with a united and indivisible Nigeria.
The group led by COD's president-general, Olumide Peterson, the diamond jubilee celebration is not a case of east, south, west or north, but one Nigeria.
Peterson also said that the group has pledged its total allegiance to the country, downplaying "enemies attempts to fester conflict in our polity"
However admitting that the challenges confronting the nation cannot be ignored, Peterson expressed confidence that together, Nigeria will will triumph over her adversaries.
He also said that Nigeria is blessed with good people committed to translating citizens' hopes and aspirations into tangible realities.
"At the time when our constitutional development entered upon its final phase, the emphasis was largely upon self-government."
Peterson said the overarching objective of the Oduduwa group is ensuring that Nigerian remains a strong and indivisible country.
According to him, enemies of Nigeria have attempted to fester conflict in the polity and have made divisible insinuations and postulations.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the pioneer chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bisi Akande, had warned against the continuous call for the secession of the Yoruba community some some separatists.
Akande said the continuous call for a breakaway by the Oduduwa group and allowing the Yoruba people to break away from Nigeria might end in bloodshed.
The former Osun state governor allowing such to happened could lead to an avoidable civil war that could further decimate the people.
In other news, a Muslim group recently dissociated itself from the call for Oduduwa nation by some group of separatists in the southwest.
The Muslims of the Southwest of Nigeria (MUSWEN) and the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria in Lagos said its member can only be part of series of dialogues that will bring about a peaceful resolution and sustainable development in Nigeria.
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