Prof. Akintoye has announced that the Yoruba people of Nigeria will have their own country by the end of 2022.
Professor Banji Akintoye, leader of Ilana Omo Oodua, a secessionist group, has expressed confidence that the Yoruba people of Nigeria will have their own country by the end of 2022.
NewsOnline reports that Akintoye, however, raised the alarm over the alleged invasion of some parts of South-West Nigeria by foreign terrorists.
Akintoye, who made this disclosure on Tuesday while addressing the Ilana Omo Oodua Congress in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, added that “foreign terrorists” have invaded the South-West region.
According to him, the “foreign terrorists that Fulani has brought are now in our territory”.
He described the Nigerian system as faulty, saying there is a need for the actualisation of the Yoruba Nation.
The popular historian expressed confidence that it would be achieved by the end of 2022, saying, “Before the end of December, we will have our own country.”
Akin toye urged Yoruba descendants to “demand change” and “improvement”, saying Nigeria is in serious danger.
This online news media recalls that Professor Akintoye, on August 6, 2022, had sent a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari to inform him that the Yoruba ethnic group is in dire need of its own country out of present Nigeria.
He said the letter was to formally give the President “notice of the decision of the overwhelming majority of our Yoruba nation and people to exercise our right to self-determination to have our independent and sovereign country separate from the country of Nigeria”.
He said it was to formally inform Buhari “that we desire to commence this process of self-determination officially so as to establish our independent and sovereign country as soon as possible, hopefully in constructive dialogue with the Government of Nigeria.”
“We Yoruba people solemnly and unalterably reject any arrangement that would subject us to continued membership of Nigeria,” he said in the letter.