Popular Yoruba King Backs Oduduwa Republic

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The Eselu of Iselu kingdom in Ogun State, Oba Akintunde Akinyemi, has declared his total support for the actualization of Yoruba nation (Oduduwa Republic).

Oba Akinyemi, who said he used to be a proponent of one-Nigeria, stated that he has, however, lost hope in the country.

The popular Yoruba traditional ruler stated that it is not a must to remain as one nation as nothing good is coming out of the country.

Akinyemi said: “The people agitating for Yoruba nation are doing so because they could not get the best from this nation called Nigeria.

“And in a situation where you are not getting result for what you are doing, you need to go your own way. It is not a must for us to be together in 60 years and nothing good is coming out of the country. Everything is getting worse by the day.

“People cannot travel interstate anymore. In Kogi there, just yesterday (Sunday), a whole Commissioner was killed without traces. You can’t even travel from Ogun to Osun, kidnappers and bandits are everywhere.

“Must we be together if we are not getting results? Being together as a nation should be with developments; even marriages, if not working, everybody will pack away.

“It happened between the UK and the EU. UK colonized Nigeria, but they parted ways with the EU. This is a nation with cases of kidnapping; students and business people are being killed. Most of our people abroad cannot come home, and we continue to say we should manage and everybody continues to die.

“Must we go into war? As much as I believe in one Nigeria, with this situation now, I think I have to pitch my tent with this Yoruba nation of a thing. We need to leave the country if this is the best we can get from the nation. We cannot continue to die.”

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.

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