State of Nigeria: Yoruba group calls for referendum

Yoruba One Voice (YOV) has suggested the Nigerian authorities to permit a referendum.

The physique stated this could afford Nigerians the chance to agree on legal guidelines and insurance policies that needs to be continued or discarded.

YOV Secretary-Normal, Sina Okanlomo, spoke in South Africa after a rally on the state of Nigeria.

Okanlomo disclosed that letters had been despatched to the United Nation, European Union, United States, African Union and embassies, on “peaceable decoupling of the Yoruba territory from Nigeria”.

The scribe declared that it was within the curiosity of the South-West area and indigenes in different states to exit “the present political format” attributable to age-long challenges.

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“We’re entitled to our rights. There may be an pressing want for a referendum for us to know the idea for our existence. The rallies got here as the perfect various as a result of Yorubas within the Diaspora strongly owe our allegiance to Oodua Republic.

“The Yoruba are uninterested in this technique. A rustic the place the safety state of affairs is porous; the place a governor was attacked severally even with an array of safety operatives. A rustic the place residents can’t maintain peaceable rallies.

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“A rustic ravaged by nepotism, bigotry, unemployment, infrastructure deficit, killings, banditry, terrorism, and financial doom. A rustic the place there is no such thing as a fund within the nationwide treasury and residents subjected to poverty.”

Okanlomo, nonetheless, expressed appreciation to Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB) for becoming a member of YOV rallies worldwide.

He additionally counseled the South-East folks for supporting the Biafra agitation and observing IPOB’s sit-at-home directive.

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