- In recent times, there have been calls from some quarters for the secession of southwest states from Nigeria
- According to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, politicians who lost power are the people agitating for a sovereign Yoruba state
- Akeredolu, however, noted that the people of Ondo state are not interested and would remain with Nigeria
The governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu, has finally revealed those advocating for a sovereign Yoruba state called Oduduwa Republic amid calls for the secession of southwest states from Nigeria.
The southwest governor went on to issue a stern warning to those behind the Oduduwa Republic agenda.
He appealed to them to allow all stakeholders to hold talks before imposing their thoughts on the Yoruba people.
According to him, any gathering or agitation, however remotely for what he described as unthinking rabble-rousing will not be permitted in Ondo state.
Akeredolu added that the right of citizens to discuss, agitate and fight to right perceived wrongs must be done within known and acceptable parameters.
P.M News had earlier reported that self-acclaimed Yoruba activist Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, had declared Yoruba as a separate nation
Igboho speaking at a conference in Ibadan, Oyo state on Wednesday, March 18, claimed that southwestern states are no longer a part of Nigeria.
According to him, it was high time for Yoruba to declare the race a sovereign nation.
In a related development, a new currency for the proposed Yoruba nation, Oduduwa Republic has been introduced by a southwest group.
The group posted the image of the proposed currency on its Twitter handle @OduduwaRepublic, on Sunday, March 21.
The released currency under ‘Ooduwa Reserve Bank' which is a pilot design has most symbols of Yoruba cultural heritage inscribed on it.
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