Popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo, widely known as ‘Sunday Igboho’ has declared that the people of the Yoruba ethnic group are no longer part of Nigeria.
Buzzupdate learnt that Sunday Igboho has been in the news lately due to his eviction notice to murderous herdsmen that have been accused of several crimes in the South-West region. He enforced same.
But Igboho seems to be taking his agitation beyond banishment of criminal Fulani herdsmen from the South-West region, as he is now openly canvassing for the creation of an independent state for the people of South Western region of Nigeria.
“Why are we being enslaved in our own land? The people that call themselves Senators and leaders will be going in traffic and see 4 and 5 year olds selling popcorn and puff-puff and they will buy and eat. Have you seen that they are not worthy to be called leaders? Therefore, we reject them as leaders,” Sunday Igboho said in Yoruba language during a meeting with some leaders of the region in Ibadan, Oyo State on Wednesday 17th March, 2021.
“The Yorubas that are everywhere are larger than most countries. Therefore, we call on the global community and United Nations (UN) to come and separate us. We are no longer interested in being part of Nigeria.
“Before this becomes war, they need to intervene, because we want to go.
“As it stands now, we are no longer under Nigeria. If they don’t intervene, it will go beyond control. We have gone beyond the point where we keep quiet, we are no longer scared to voice out.
“We are not safe anywhere, we can’t sleep in peace, we can’t travel in peace. What have we done? Are we slaves? We don’t do wrong by existing, we only chose wrong leaders and we are saying enough of enough!
“The two ports we have, the controllers are Fulanis. We don’t want them anymore! Seme boarders, we don’t want Fulanis there anymore! When Baba finish talking now, we the Yorubas here will have a crucial meeting, we are going to open the borders, let’s start allowing goods to enter!
“The borders that Nigerian Government closed, we are opening it all, we are no longer interested in being part of Nigeria! Whatever you want to do to us, we are ready! I’m talking to Yoruba indigenes! You can stand aside and say there is no unity among us, but touch a single Yoruba man, you will see that we are united.
“All our Kings are solidly behind us. Any of them that want to deny is should make a press conference, let’s see.
“He won’t see the light of the next day! My advice to the Yorubas in the North is to find your way back home.
“Start coming home, it is time! We have suffered enough.
“Let’s not fight among each other. Let’s unite for a common cause. It is time to come home. That’s all I have to say.”
Watch Sunday Igboho’s video below:
A great man! A real leader! A warrior! A fighter! I am proud of Sunday. Any day, any time! pic.twitter.com/B0Fbbsda0A
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) March 17, 2021