Some secessionist agitators stormed Akure, Ondo State capital on Saturday for Yoruba Nation Mega Rally.
The agitators during their rally in Akure, displayed various placards to press home their secessionist demands.
Recall some secessionists had announced the launching of the Yoruba Nation rally which held in Osogbo, Osun State last Saturday. According to the organisers, the essence of the rally is to sensitise the Yoruba people on the need to join the agitation for the actualisation of the Yoruba Nation.
The Self-acclaimed O’odua Activist Sunday Adeyemo, otherwise known as Igboho was also present at the rally which held in Osogbo.
The secessionist group on Saturday took their agitation to Akure, Ondo State.
According to the spokesman for Ilana Omo Oodua, a group coordinating the rally in Akure, Maxwell Adeleye, stated that the essence of the rally is to demand for the establishment of the Yoruba nation.
In his words, “We are in Akure to demand Yoruba Nation. This current structure is not working. There will be no election in 2023. We want a Yoruba nation and we are ready to gain that peacefully.”
However, this is in defiance a stern warning by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, in March.
Akeredolu had stated that Ondo State will not be part of the sovereign Yoruba State being agitated for by some secessionist groups.
According to the Governor, the Ondo people had elected to stay in the Federal Republic of Nigeria as constituted at present, adding that he would not allow any gathering in any part of the state in respect of establishing the Yoruba Nation.