- The police have taken actions to prevent a rally organised to sensitise people about Yoruba self-determination
- Emerging reports indicate that the rally is scheduled to take place in Abeokuta, Ogun state on Saturday, May 1
- The police command advised parents and guardians to warn their children against any gathering that may expose them to violence
The planned Oduduwa nation rally expected to hold Saturday, May 1, in Abeokuta, Ogun state has been banned by the Nigerian police.
The Punch reports that police public relations officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who made this known in a press statement on Thursday, April 29, described the rally as disturbing.
According to the command, a previous rally by the organisers caused serious panic in the minds of the people.
Daily Post reports that available intelligence shows that the organizers of the rallies are being sponsored by individuals outside Ogun and Nigeria to destabilize the southwest state.
Oyeyemi in a statement appealed to parents to warn their children and wards not to be involved in any of such gatherings that may expose them to violence.
Akeredolu stated that politicians who lost out on power are the people promoting the Oduduwa nation.
The southwest governor went on to issue a stern warning to those behind the agenda, appealing to them to allow all stakeholders to hold talks before imposing their thoughts on the Yoruba people.
Meanwhile, 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 Legit.ng, the YOV said it is committed to the actualisation of Oodua Republic.
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.