By: Adeola Oladele, Ibadan
Youths under the aegis of “Yoruba Council of Youth Worldwide”(YCYW), have reiterated their commitment to resist any form of oppression that might tend to confront the commitment to the vision against the will of Yoruba youths.
This was made known during a press conference jointly addressed by the council’s founder/national president, Aremo (Barr.) Oladotun Hassan and chairman of the council in Oyo State, Prince Ademola Omiyale, held at the Legislative Hall of the Ibadan North Local Government Secretariat, Ibadan on Friday.
The duo, however, condemned in strong terms the disheartening mishap and oppression that occurred at Ile-Ife which resulted to the killing, destruction of property and massive intimidation at all fronts by the Hausas resident in Ile-Ife.
They described the incident as a trampling action on the entire Yoruba race and an unfortunate attempt to trigger violence, perturbation on the race, which they said had been identified with peace and harmony.
According to them, the union has set machineries in motion to protect the ideals of democracy in the land and an action plan on engaging the youths for advancement and progress.
The union, which was founded in 1999 by Aremo Hassan as a result of the burning desire to promote peace, unity and harmonious co-association among the Yorubas, is a coalition and an amalgamated body of all indigenous youth groups and student groups in the south-west Nigeria and in the Diaspora.