THE umbrella body for Yoruba Self-Determination Groups Worldwide, Ilana Omo Oodua on Tuesday, said it maintains it’s position as the umbrella body.
A statement signed by its Communications Secretary, Maxwell Adeleye, said,
“Your renowned, acknowledged, trusted and respected body, Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO) under the leadership of Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye, remains the umbrella body of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups Worldwide.
“We have not merged with any group nor change our name, and we do not have the intention of doing so.
“Our mission and vision is so clear: We want an Independent Yoruba Nation from Nigeria that will be accomplished through our uncompromised and sustained peaceful agitation.
“Nevertheless, IOO is not aversed to the formation of other Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, and shall do everything within its power to encourage such.
“Ilana Omo Oodua shall keep getting stronger, and continue to accept all likeminds into its fold for the benefit and liberation of our people.
“We urge you all to keep hope alive.
Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO).