CITIZENS COMPASS– THE Communications Secretary to Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Maxwell Adeleye says he is not withdrawing from Yoruba Nation agitation but from the current leadership of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide..
He disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, January 7, 2023.
It reads, “Clarification On my Note of Withdrawal from Yoruba Nation Agitation
“Yesterday, I wrote that I had withdrawn from the Yoruba Nation Agitation *under its current leadership* but many people misinterpreted my note as withdrawing from Yoruba Nation Self-Determination Struggle.
“No. That wasn’t the case. I said I am withdrawing from the agitation *under it’s current leadership. I remain committed to the ideal of having an Independent Yoruba Nation out of Nigeria but I won’t be participating under the current management.* I will be willing to work with like-minded people who truly want freedom and liberation for the Yoruba People, but not under the current leadership of Yoruba Self-Determination Struggle.
“The Yoruba Nation is an ideal whose time has come. Either now or later, my believe is that the Yoruba Nation shall come to reality.”
On Friday, he issued a statement which reads, “*Attention Yoruba people: withdrawal from yoruba nation agitation movement.
“In view of recent developments in the Yoruba Self-Determination Struggle, I wish to inform all the Yoruba People Worldwide that I have stepped aside and withdrawn from the agitation for an Independent Yoruba Nation under its current leadership with effective from 6th January, 2023.
“May I inform members of the public that I stepped aside as the Communications Manager of Professor Banji Akintoye since 5th August, 2022 and finally cut-off communication with the Historian since 31st October, 2022. I have also resigned my membership of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide with effective from Monday 2nd January, 2023.
“Those of you that sent your hard-earned money to your heroes should hold those you sent money to for accountability and leave me alone. I will no longer absolve bullets for your heroes. Anyone or group of persons who knows he sent me money should provide proof of payment into my account so that I can respond to the person appropriately.
“I call on Professor Banji Akintoye to also step aside 101% from the Yoruba Nation Self-Determination Struggle so that his account of steawardship and all the funds he has collected can be interrogated by the Yoruba people.
“The properties of Ilana Omo Oodua in my possession – Website, Zoom, Twitter and Facebook – have been handed over to the General Secretary of the organization, Dr. Tunde AMUSAT.
“The FLUTERWAVE platform has since been disabled and shut down on the instruction of Professor Banji Akintoye about four months ago. However, the statement downloaded by our Developer before it was disabled is available. It has also been submitted to the General Secretary.
“Lastly, anyone who is ready to mention my name on any matter should attach evidence or else, such a person must be ready to meet me in court anywhere in the World.
“I thank everyone who supported me in one way or the other throughout my time. I will not be saying anything further, unless situation demands so as to safeguard the image of the Yoruba people from further opprobrium.”