The Yoruba Council of Elders has reacted to the clamour to create the Oduduwa Nation championed by Sunday Igboho. The Council disowned Igboho for his secession move.
According to the Secretary-General of the Yoruba Council of Elders, Kunle Olajide, Nigeria would be stronger if it remained a unit.
Olajide described the calls for secession as Igboho’s desire, noting that Nigeria’s present circumstances would not make it achievable.
He added that the Council is against secession because the Yorubas have invested so much in Nigeria’s unity. Olajide said Yoruba nation or citizenship had not given anybody a mandate to desire their extinction from this country.
The Yoruba Elders’ spokesman opined that the Fragmentation and dismemberment of Nigeria could not be in the best interest of anybody, adding that the diversity in this country is to the people’s advantage.
Meanwhile, Olajide revealed that Yoruba people are angry over the ethnocentric nature of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
He said despite the perceived favouritism displayed by Buhari, Igboho or any individual could not ignore Yoruba leaders and make a declaration that is not in the Yoruba nation’s interest and Nigeria in general.
However, he urged Igboho and his supporters to exercise patience.