The Ondo State Capital Akure was a beehive of activities on Saturday, May 22 as a rally was held in support of the realization of a Yoruba nation.
The agitators, who were led by Oduduwa Republic activist Sunday Adeyemo, alias Sunday Igboho, chanted various solidarity songs during the peaceful rally, which began at Isikan Roundabout, and moved to other parts of the ancient town.
The agitators, comprising women, youths, motor cycle riders, traders, artisans, and others, wore attires with the inscription ‘Omo Oduduwa ni mi.’ (I’m Oduduwa’s child).
Security personnel were on hand to ensure that there was no breakdown of law and order.
Igboho spoke at the Palace of the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladelusi Aladetoyinbo and said that the rallies wouldn’t stop until the Yoruba nation became reality.
“Traditional rulers are supposed to be the father of all but they have been relegated and I believe all these anomalies would end when Yoruba Nation comes to being.
“Politicians have sold us to Fulani and now these Fulani are beyond their control. It is time we free ourselves. No going back on the agitation, no election in 2023 and I have a strong belief that we are going to succeed.”
Igboho said the Yoruba Nation agitators had the support of the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, to hold a rally in Akure.
“The governor is aware of these things we are doing, we have his support. We are no more under the Fulani. All we want is Yoruba Nation.”