Oduduwa Republic: When Sunday Igboho, disciples stormed Ondo State
An Activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho and other proponents of yoruba secession, on Saturday stormed Akure, the Ondo state capital to solicit full support of the the state residents for the proposed Yoruba nation or Oduduwa Republic.
Igboho who on arrival proceeded to the palace of the Deji of Akure, was received by some high chiefs in the palace.
While at the palace, Igboho used the opportunity to call on traditional rulers in southwest to support the movement to actualize Yoruba nation.
The activist said the time has come for the Yoruba people to decide their fate, adding that recent developments is an indication that “going our separate ways is the best.”
The agitators under the auspices Ilana Omo Oodua converged on lsinkan Roundabout before marching to other parts of the state capital causing gridlock.
Masquerades, market women, youths, Okada riders also joined in their protest in the state capital.
Security agencies deployed their personnel to guide against the hijacking of the protest by miscreants
The spokesman for the group, Maxwell Adeleye had assured that the rally would not be violent or that there would be any form of brigandage.
Adeleye told newsmen that “We shall peacefully, logically and intellectually achieve our independence without violence, bloodshed”
According to him” the rally would relentlessly and vociferously demand the Oduduwa Republic.
Earlier, women, youths, motor cycle riders, traders, artisans, and others, who wore attires with the inscription ‘Omo Oduduwa ni mi.’ (I’m Oduduwa’s child), moved round the city to create awareness about the campaign.
Meanwhile, policemen, soldiers, personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps; and Amotekun were on the ground to maintain order and ensure that the rally didn’t not degenerate into chaos.
The Ondo Police Command image-maker Tee-Leo Ikoro, said “the police would not allow miscreants use the rally to cause havoc like what happened during the #ENDSARS protest.