The Ekiti State capital, Ado-Ekiti, was on Saturday agog as hundreds of Yoruba nation agitators, under the aegis of Ilana Omo Oodua, trooped to the town from neighboring South-West states for a rally.
The agitators, who were led by popular Yoruba right activist, Sunday Adeyemo also knowns as Sunday Igboho, stormed the capital city to demand independence of Yorubaland.
Speaking at the rally, Igboho was emphatic that there won’t be election in the Southwest in 2023, saying the Yoruba race was already weary of the Fulani alleged feudal and political dominance in the country.
In spite of the fact that Igboho came late into town around 5.02 pm, he was received by a large crowd of supporters and enthusiasts, who hailed the Yoruba agitator for his role in liberating the race.
Before his arrival, a rally staged by different groups, led by Yoruba Nation and Ilana Omo Oodua, being championed by Prof Banji Akintoye, took off around 11:00am with a large crowd at Fajuyi Park via Okesa, Ijigbo and Old Garage area of Ado Ekiti, where they paid obeisance to the Ewi, Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe.
Addressing the highly-ecstatic mammoth Yoruba nation enthusiasts, Igboho, said Yoruba will never be slaves again to any other race, saying the only way to actualise this is by having an independent country and regain freedom from oppression.
Describing the present Nigeria structure as a contraption, Igboho added that time was already ripe for the race to wake up from its deep and long slumber and fight for its own emancipation.
“I am sorry for coming late and I want to really apologise for this. I went to a meeting with some Yoruba leaders that was the reason I came late.
“Today, we are here to sensitise our people that we can no longer ensure the sufferings being meted out to us by Fulani feudal lord’s. We are no longer slaves under them.
“The South has oil and water and other natural resources, but Fulani are the ones enjoying them. Most of our university graduates are Okada riders being what our politicians who tell lies recklessly have made us to be.
“Yoruba is the most educated race in Nigeria, but are these graduates getting jobs, no. Rather, our politicians would be buying motorbikes for them for Okada riding. This was wrong and would have to stop. Can they allow their children to ride Okada?
“Today, they have shared everything that belongs to Nigeria among themselves. The President is a Fulani man, the Inspector General of Police, Director General of the Department of State Services, the Chief of Army Staff, Chairmen of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and Comptrollers General of Immigration and Customs are all Fulanis.
“They said they gave us the Vice President, who was a mere spare tyre.
“Let me say this emphatically, we won’t vote in the Southwest in 2023. We need a government of our own. The Fulanis are kidnapping us and collecting ransoms, killing and raping us and our leaders were watching because of politics. This were no longer tolerable
“The next line of action now is that, we are entering the bush to chase away these Fulani herders. We don’t want them on our lands again. We will pursue them just like I have been saying”