The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), yesterday, appealed to rights activist Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday ‘Igboho’, and other youths to let agitation for an independent Oodua nation be within the ambit of the law.
It would be recalled that Adeyemo had, on Wednesday, during a press conference organised by the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-determination (NINAS) in Ibadan, said there was no basis for a continued one Nigeria but an independent Yoruba nation.
Igboho also said he would open all South-West borders for goods to come in.
Chairman of NINAS, Prof. Banji Akintoye, also spoke at the press convention.
Reacting, but, Secretary-General of YCE, Dr. Kunle Olajide, appealed to the Yoruba freedom fighter to perform in the regulation.
Olajide said: “We elders are a bit bit careful approximately disputing and rebuking the youths due to the fact we are disappointed with the state of affairs in Nigeria. Having expressed dissatisfaction approximately the degree of injustice, victimisation and marginalisation of the Yoruba nation, the Federal Government seems grossly insensitive to our feeling.
“Yes, we elders don’t have an excessive amount of time to live, however the youths are in reality sad and consider that their destiny is at hazard. This is why they trust they’ll be better off outdoor the us of a.
“Our enchantment is that something they intend to do ought to be inside the laws of Nigeria, because, realistically, we’re nevertheless in Nigeria and devices of coercion live with the Federal Government and we can not want any of the youths to be killed, murdered or maimed in the process of suffering for Oodua kingdom.”
Also, whilst reacting to the location of Akintoye who gave an ultimatum and situations on behalf of Southern and Middle Belt humans, Olajide further said: “That is the mature method to it. On one event, we, the Yoruba leaders, requested all ministers to resign. Akintoye has stated a few matters that we don’t realize. Before you provide ultimatum, you must have the energy of sanction. Within the Nigerian set-up as it is now, I don’t understand how to be able to work. Akintoye is very sensible and very well exposed, possibly there are some different matters that he is aware of that we don’t recognize.”