A coalition of Yoruba groups in the Diaspora, under the sponsorship of Yoruba One Voice (YOV), has publicly announced that no amount of intimidation or harassment will make agitators back off the campaign for self-determination for the Oodua Republic.
The coalition noted that Yoruba people all over the world would not stop in their irrevocable campaign for self-determination. The group made the announcement in an eight-point communique it issued at the end of the webinar with the theme, “The State of Yoruba Nation,” organised to mark its first anniversary.
While reading the statement, YOV Secretary-General, Dr Sina Okanlomo, urged an immediate referendum to be managed by the United Nations (UN) on the right to self-determination by the Yoruba Nation.
“We urge Yoruba people all over the world not to relent in the irrevocable campaign for self-determination for Yoruba people.
“That the Yoruba Nation resolved to forge ahead with renewed zeal for the right to self-determination as entrenched in Article 1 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the African Charter on People’s Rights.
“Immediate referendum to be supervised by the United Nations (UN) on the right to self-determination by Yoruba Nation,” YOV said.
Earlier, in his opening speech, the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, urged other like-minded groups both within and outside the shores of Nigeria to join YOV in the quest for the liberation of the Yoruba race.
Also, Oyo State Chairman of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Chief Rotimi Olumo, has encouraged the Yoruba freedom-fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday ‘Igboho’, not to relent in fighting for the liberation of the Yoruba irrespective of his current challenges.
Olumo disclosed this in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital while speaking with Newsmen. The OPC chairman noted that anyone fighting a cause would always face challenges.
“Igboho should not give up. He should not relent in the fight for the Yoruba cause. He should rely on God, not human beings. Anyone fighting a cause will face challenges. Iba Gani Adams faced the same challenges while he was pursuing a cause.”
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