A Yoruba socio-cultural group, Voice of Purpose (VoR) in any other case generally known as Ohun Agba, has condemned the clampdown on a Yoruba activist and freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho by the Muhammadu Buhari authorities by means of the Division of State Companies.
The group said that it’s each “provocative and unacceptable.”
The Voice of Purpose in an announcement reiterated its stance on restructuring of the nation, stressing that the 2023 elections primarily based on the 1999 structure can be a farce with out restructuring.
The group within the assertion despatched to SaharaReporters by its Chairman, Dr Olufemi Adegoke, additionally accused President Muhammadu Buhari of nepotism, including that the sample of appointments by the President didn’t mirror federal character and the variety of the nation.
“Our message is to our compatriots who’re occupiers of political places of work beneath the present regime and others within the dominant events who intend to waste sources on one other bid to be favoured with crumbs i.e tickets to contest the 2023 elections. The political events have a timeless and do-nothing agenda that’s patently apparent to the blind.
“The brand new Electoral Act with allegedly rigged provisions which are discordant to transparency and the weird allocation of polling items primarily based on rigged inhabitants numbers within the North are additional inklings of what awaits these which are undiscerning. We be aware and warn of the appearance of one other Maradonic period that culminated within the debacle and destruction of the unfulfilled MKO Abiola election.
“With out the restructuring of Nigeria, the hunt for one more spherical of elections primarily based on the 1999 structure is a ruse of epic proportions. Will probably be a tragedy to be fooled as soon as once more,” a part of the assertion learn.
The Yoruba Intelligentsia group berated the President for the insecurity within the nation.
“Occasions occurring throughout the South West of Nigeria have proven that the Yoruba have grow to be an endangered species in Nigeria, a rustic they invested their sweat and blood to attain independence for, in 1960. Since 1947 until date, the Yoruba have responded to the surreptitious, premeditated and relentless pursuit of dominance over all different Nigerians by a small group of Northern oligarchs, by commending to all Nigerians the virtues of collective, inclusive, self-reliant and self-governing federating items to handle our range as a real Federation.
“We imagine that the most effective path to a secure and productive democratic Federation for the nation is one wherein none of its federating items seeks primacy over others. The Yoruba nation is the one area of the three preliminary federating areas at independence that updated has by no means sought secession.
“The gathering storm articulated in requires secession amongst a individuals who hitherto accepted being in opposition, and who when introduced with alternatives to be a part of authorities on the centre insisted as an alternative on phrases that will be in the most effective curiosity of all the nation quite than choosing the opportunism of predatory participation, is incontrovertible proof that the Nigerian contraption as presently operated as a Unitary system is neither viable nor sustainable.
“The emergence of Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was achieved with the energetic collaboration of the ‘Yoruba Mainstream’, predicated on the covenant he made to restructure Nigeria. This was after his hitherto unprecedented shedding streak in three successive presidential elections. Nevertheless, after assuming workplace, the whole lot has been carried out to decimate the Yoruba and different indigenous nations; to impede their development and checkmate their development socially, politically and economically.
“It’s a given that he’s conscious that the North has successfully given itself, by means of navy interventions, veto energy by varied provisions embedded within the 1999 structure, the false census figures and the distribution of native authorities boundaries throughout the nation. The 1999 Structure that was foisted on everybody by the navy has, by way of that embedded veto energy, subordinated the needs, aspirations and rights of the South to that of the Northern peoples. The votes of the Yoruba representatives together with these of others within the South and Center Belt don’t rely on the ground of the Nationwide Meeting due to a preconceived gerrymandered lopsidedness, favouring some over the collective pursuits of all others.
“With the persevering with unabashed implementation of the stated fulanisation agenda of President Buhari’s administration, these two tendencies will invariably coalesce right into a unified purpose for “self-government for the Yoruba Nation as quickly as practicable”. We be aware and applaud the current constructive articulation by one other Fulani, a retired navy officer, Colonel Abubakar Umar.
“Lately, the DSS executed an unlawful midnight assault on the house of Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho within the Yoruba heartland that resulted within the demise of two harmless residents of Nigeria with the apparent intent to silence the famend Yoruba freedom fighter. All right-thinking individuals have condemned this descent into despotism. One can see the abysmal stage to which the nation has sunk. That is provocative and unacceptable to the Yoruba.
“In view of the foregoing, and in accord with the current determination by the leaders of Niger Delta Area as conveyed by the Communique issued on the finish of their June 25, 2021 assembly held at Port Harcourt, we additionally hereby name for a Consultative Discussion board of ‘prepared’ Ethnic Nationalities to be held and concluded earlier than October 01, 2021. The target can be the negotiation of no matter residual relations are left between and among the many peoples of Nigerian territory. The Discussion board ought to be structured to accommodate the representatives of any Nigerian nationality that’s prepared to attend.”
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