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Yoruba Nation Agitators On Their Own – Akeredolu

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Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has said that agitators clamoring for Yoruba nation are on their own and do not have his support.

Akeredolu said this in a statement while reacting to calls by some group of Yoruba nation agitators who held a rally under the cover of what he said they “term ‘secessionist agitations’ in Akure, on Saturday, May 22, 2021, adding that they “erroneously claimed to have had his support for the rally.”

The said statement signed by Richard Olatunde, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State, added that while “he acknowledges the right of individuals and groups to hold peaceful rallies, it must not be misconstrued to mean support for secessionist agenda and or balkanization of the nation. Far from it.”

“Unequivocally, the Governor’s opinion on the Akure rally or any other of its ilk, is only to the effect that he is not opposed to any civil protest which is not in breach of the extant laws of the Nation. He neither believes, nor supports the quest for the Yoruba Nation outside of Nigeria in the manner canvassed. Governor Akeredolu stands by a virile, united and indivisible Nigeria as demanded by the Southern Governors’ Forum.

“Therefore, the vigour, zeal, leadership and candour displayed by Governor Akeredolu for a just and fair Nigeria is altruistic, and borne out of patriotism for the Nation as well as love for his people, the Yoruba ethnic nationality,” the statement said.

“It is important, therefore, to state without any equivocation that the Yoruba Nation secessionist promoters do not enjoy any lending hand in Governor Akeredolu,” the statement added.

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