The Yoruba ethnic community in the Nigerian 19 Northern states has said that it has nothing to do with the call for the creation of Oduduwa Republic out of the present Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“We don’t believe in the existence of a republic inside a republic,” Abdlhakeem Adegoke and Nur’deen Amode-Ode, President of the Yoruba Welfare Group Worldwide and Chairman of the Group in the 19 Northern states, respectively, told journalist in Kaduna, Sunday, March 28.
Flanked by other officials of the group in the Northern states, the two leaders said: “We are talking on behalf of all the Yoruba in the 19 Northern states,” stressing, “we the Yoruba in the Northern states hereby dissociate ourselves from any republic inside a republic.”
They recalled that they were born and bred in the North, and had mixed, mingled and intermarried with the Northerners with whom they had been enjoying cordial and harmonious relationships over time.
“We believe in the oneness and indivisibility of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”, they stated, declaring, “We are not part of any Oduduwa Republic declared by our kinsmen in the Southwest.”
They implored the Northern community in the Southwest and the Yoruba community in the North to stay and feel at home wherever they domiciled.
They described the call fthe or Oduduwa Republic as sheer politics “because we are in political time.”
This comes against the call by Sunday Adeyemo, a popular political thug in Southwest Nigeria for the creation of Oduduwa Republic.
Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho had said that the Southwest would no longer be part of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
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