Olusegun Bamgbose, Nationwide Coordinator, Involved Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, has described the agitation for Oduduwa Republic as ridiculous and uncalled for.
He stated from all indications, the agitators should be getting sponsorship from some prime politicians for egocentric causes, including that there isn’t any justification for such calls from the South West.
Bamgbose, a chieftain of NNPP, stated he doesn’t count on any true son of Oduduwa to assist “such an unpatriotic agitation.”
In a chat with DAILY POST on Tuesday, the senior lawyer questioned what precisely was the rationale behind the agitation that’s not too long ago gaining grounds within the South West.
“One can forgive these advocating for the Biafra Republic, however not these agitating for Oduduwa Republic,” he stated.
“On what foundation would the agitation be justified? These advocating for Oduduwa Republic are mainly not patriotic Nigerians.
“Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, of blessed reminiscence, by no means in his lifetime, advocated for Oduduwa Republic. I’m certain if Awolowo had been to be alive right now, he would by no means assist such. He had the chance then, however he determined to face with one Nigeria. He labored for one Nigeria.
“He labored with Gowon to maintain Nigeria one. These advocating for Oduduwa Republic, should not being honest to the Yorubas.
“I’ve causes to consider that they’re being sponsored by some prime politicians for egocentric causes,” he famous.
He added that, “Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was Head of State in 1976, handed over energy peacefully to a democratically elected individual in 1979, the primary in Africa.
“In 1999, he was elected President of Nigeria and dominated for eight uninterrupted years, one other first within the historical past of Nigeria. Presently, we’ve Osinbajo, because the Vice President of Nigeria.
“It’s additionally believed that Yorubas are in charge of the financial system of Nigeria. The a million greenback query begging for a solution is, what else do we would like as Yorubas on this entity known as Nigeria?
“The Igbos, who’re clearly marginalized, could be justified for the agitation, though I’ll by no means assist any type of secession.
“It will likely be an act of ingratitude for any Yoruba man to assist the agitation for Oduduwa Republic. It’s infantile. I’m all the time proud to say anyplace that, I used to be born a Nigerian, and I’ll be proud to die as a Nigerian.
“Depend me out of any type of secession. Our heroes won’t ever forgive anyone advocating for Nigeria to interrupt up. On one Nigeria I stand, even when it should price me my Presidential ambition. Nigeria should stay one, it doesn’t matter what. One nation, one future.”