…Gives a Week Ultimatum to Oyo, FG to Release OPC Members
By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Prominent Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho on Saturday stormed Osogbo, the capital of Osun State alongside other activists to join other agitators in the State.
Igboho stormed the capital city with many of his supporters in his convoy around 1:40 pm.
Earlier, scores of youths under the aegis of Omo Oduduwa United had stormed the streets of Osogbo to agitate for the Yoruba nation.
The protesters carried placards, banners chanting secession songs and distributing handbills to people along the streets.
There was a heavy presence of security operatives like DSS, Police, JTF, Amotekun and other local operatives in major junctions of Osogbo.
Speaking during the rally, Adeyemo gave a week ultimatum to Oyo and the Federal Governments to release the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) members arrested over the case of the Fulani warlord, Isikilu Wakili in Ibarapa.
“I urge the Oyo, Federal Governments and police to release OPC members who were arrested for dislodging Fulani herdsmen terrorising Yoruba people in Ibarapa land immediately. Before all Yoruba will come out en masse to protest against it.
“They apprehended some Fulani who were disrupting the peace of Ibarapa and handed them over to the police. But the Oyo State Police and Nigerian Government now arrested them which should not be so,” he said.
He also said that the Yoruba nation must leave now as it is no more a slave to the northerners, stressing that there will be no election in Yoruba land in 2023.
Also speaking, one of the Yoruba nation promoter, Akin Adejuwon, a lecturer of Cultural Studies at Obafemi Awolowo University, who was a Director-General, National Troupe of Nigeria, said the protest is eye-opening for Yoruba youths to take over and fight for Oduduwa nation.
“We are here to enlighten and sensitise the youths. The youth are the owners of the Yoruba land. The Fulani enslavers and murderers, must not take our land from us.
“A thousand generation of the Fulani herdsmen cannot overpower the Yoruba youths. We are not one of those who live in the bush. Some animals living in the forest cannot claim our lands.
“We are here to awake the youths’ consciousness to what is right. We are here to educate the youth against voting in 2023,” he said.