Secession: Yoruba groups in diaspora meet over separation from Nigeria

Secession: Yoruba groups in diaspora meet over separation from Nigeria

- Some Yoruba groups in the diaspora have met to take a position on the recent calls for secession

- After the meeting, they came to the conclusion that the Yoruba Nation should be carved out of the country

- Meanwhile, the groups also called for the release of detained OPC members

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The coalition of over 174 Yoruba groups in the diaspora, under the auspices of Yoruba One Voice (YOV) met at an International Webinar Conference held on Saturday, March, 27.

The meeting had in attendance over 1000 prominent Yoruba sons and daughters.

In a statement made available to, the YOV said it is committed to the actualisation of Oodua Republic.

Secession: Yoruba groups meet over separation from Nigeria
Some Yoruba groups in Diaspora, under the auspices of Yoruba One Voice (YOV) have backed separating from Nigeria. Photo: @YOLICOM6
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Also, it said it had resolved to pursue vigorously the struggle for self-determination considering the long years of misrule, nepotism and failure of the federal government to embrace true federalism.

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Going further, the organisation urged Oyo state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, and the Oyo state commissioner for police to release unconditionally the three members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) that were detained on account of the alleged arson and murder charges against them by the Oyo state police command.

Also, the group expressed its total displeasure at the spate of insecurity across the country, noting that the southwest cannot continue to play a second fiddle in a country that thrives on corruption and deceits.

Also, the statement read that the group throws its weights behind the Southwest Security Network codenamed operation Amotekun.

In another report, the governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu, finally revealed those advocating for a sovereign Yoruba state called Oduduwa Republic amid calls for the secession of southwest states from Nigeria.

Akeredolu stated that politicians who lost out on power are the people promoting the Oduduwa nation.

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The southwest governor went on to issue a stern warning to those behind the Oduduwa Republic agenda.

Meanwhile, for those advocating for Nigeria's break-up - have a rethink. This is the message of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.

The VP disclosed this while delivering his speech virtually at the 12th Bola Tinubu colloquium held in commemoration of Tinubu’s 69th birthday in Kano.

He said if Nigeria does break, they may need visas to travel to places like Kano.

Speaking on the event, he said the original idea was for the event to hold virtually, adding that everything changed after Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state offered to host a physical event.


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