Akeredolu condemns agitation for Yoruba Nation

CITIZENS COMPASS– ONDO State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, has condemned the continuous agitation for a Yoruba nation saying such is detriment to the good of Nigeria.

Akeredolu, who is the chairman of the Southern Governors Forum, said no state in the South-West region would allow any agitation that would scuttle the sacrifices of the nation’s heroes.

He was speaking at the inauguration of the emblem appeal to flag off the 2023 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebrations held at the Ondo State Internal Revenue Service Hall, Akure, the state capital.

“Those clamouring for Oodua Nation will not succeed. People have not laid down their lives for this country for unscrupulous individuals to scuttle it. This country is very important to some of us.

“We recognise the right of the people to protest or agitate. But if the police feel your actions are treasonable, they will arrest and prosecute you. It is not at this stage in the history of this country that we will repeat IPOB in Yoruba land. Opportunity beacons at us. We cannot afford to throw away that opportunity.

“We must work to ensure that there is power shift. The opportunity for presidency to come to the south, especially the Southwest, is around the corner. We will not sit down and support anyone clamouring for Oodua nation. We will not support it. We have fought for this with everything we had. Nigeria will be good.

“The security agencies will checkmate these unscrupulous enemies embarking on such frivolous activities. We have responsibilities now to soberly reflect on the plight of those who have laid down their lives and those who are still laying down their lives for the unity and peace of this country.”

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