Popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho, along other agitators, on Saturday, shut down Akure metropolis, the capital of Ondo State, for several hours, to demand Yoruba Nation.
Igboho, who firstly headed straight to the Palace of Deji of Akure Kingdom, Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo, briefed the monarch about the reasons for the agitation for secession of Yoruba from Nigeria.
Igboho, in his address, explained that the way politicians, especially the northern oligarchs, were running the affairs of Nigeria was at variance with the needs of the Yoruba.
He emphasized that the current politicians were only busy looting the common patrimony of the nation without recourse to the survival of the common people.
Igboho said the Yoruba were tired of the misrule of President Muhammadu Buhari who deliberately marginalised the Yoruba in appointments and infrastructure projects awards.
He referred to insecurity and the incessant killings being perpetrated by the Fulani herdsmen, who are kinsmen of the President, and the lackadaisical attitude of the President towards the crimes.
The leader of the agitators emphasised that the secession was inevitable because the people could no longer continue with the suffering unleashed on them by the Federal Government.
He noted that in the new Yoruba nation, like Saudi Arabia, a traditional institution would take charge of who runs the affairs of the nation by recommending candidates for different elective positions.
Igboho, who also re-emphasized that there would be no election in 2023 because the Yoruba would have pulled out of Nigeria before then, however, urged youths to continue to respect elders, particularly the traditional rulers, saying they have declared their support for the agitation.
Addressing the mammoth crowd at Cathedral junction, the National General Secretary of Ilana Omo Oodua, Opeoluwa Akintayo declared that the Yoruba are pulling out of Nigeria because of the nepotism and disrespect for the principles of true federalism by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
He alleged the northern oligarchs of nepotism and placing mediocrity over merit.
According to Akintayo, the Yoruba were marginalized in employment into federal ministries, departments and agencies irrespective of their academic qualifications.