Muslim College students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) and the Nationwide Council of Muslim Youth Organizations (NACOMYO) on Tuesday mentioned that Muslims within the South West will not be a part of the current name for the Oduduwa Republic.
DAILY POST recollects that some Yoruba leaders amongst whom are Professor Banji Akinyoye had mentioned that the Yoruba ethnic group was able to take its personal nation out of Nigeria.
However, the Muslim college students and Muslim youths whereas talking on Tuesday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital famous that Muslims within the South West is not going to be a part of any agitation for the creation of Oduduwa Republic and the deliberate protest slated for October 1st.
MSSN B-Zone Amir, Barrister Qaasim Odedeji whereas talking at a press convention collectively organised by MSSN B-Zone and NACOMYO Southern Nigeria, appealed to all Yoruba’s to shun any rally within the identify of Oduduwa Republic.
Odedeji who condemned the agitation for secession or creation of Oduduwa Republic added that agitation shouldn’t be solely unwarranted and uncalled for, it’s also ill-motivated and devilish.
He mentioned, “The secessionist teams haven’t solely chosen a reputation for his or her proposed republic however have additionally designed its forex which has been paraded on social media. So as to acquire world consideration for his or her agitation, Yoruba World Congress has deliberate a rally to be held on the first day of October, the Nigeria Independence Day. It’s a good growth that many different Yoruba teams and a few eminent personalities in Yorubaland have dissociated themselves from secessionists agenda and their deliberate October 1 rally.
“We, nevertheless, to make our voice louder and converse in a single voice, as the foremost Muslim Youths of Yoruba extraction, condemn in stronger phrases any agitation for secession or creation of Oduduwa Republic. It’s our thought of view that the agitation shouldn’t be solely unwarranted and uncalled for, it’s also ill-motivated and devilish. It’s a name for conflict and bloodshed and we, as essential stakeholders is not going to enable people or group of individuals appearing in their very own egocentric and parochial curiosity, to tug us into an pointless conflict.
“It turns into extra worrisome and the necessity for our intervention when the secessionists, of their crafty manner of claiming help of Muslims all of the sudden gave delivery to a “Yoruba Jamatru Islam” a faceless group current solely within the creativeness of their faux sponsors.
Odedeji additional added that any Muslim who understands Islam is not going to battle based mostly on ethnicity.
“The Holy Prophet (SAW) mentioned that he’s not a part of us who fights on the idea of ethnicism. He isn’t a part of us who dies on the idea of ethnicism.
“In Oyo State, Lagos, Osun, Ogun, Ondo and Ekiti, are our leaders Hausa or Igbo. Is Oyo State higher ruled, is Osun, Ekiti and different states within the South West higher ruled? It’s some people who find themselves searching for cash to eat they’re calling for Oduduwa republic. Are we the one group in Nigeria, is Nigeria for less than three ethnic teams. If anybody is claiming to be marginalized, it shouldn’t be Yoruba.
“Gents of the press, we, like many different Nigerians, are apprehensive and anxious that Nigeria as a nation regardless of its endowment with human and pure assets, has turn out to be beset with poverty and insecurity as evidenced by acts of terrorism, kidnapping, banditry, thuggery, cultism, ritual killing in all components of the nation, we, nevertheless, don’t consider that secession is the reply to our multi-facet issues. Somewhat, it’s able to throwing the nation into one other spherical of conflict and bloodshed because the expertise of such agitation as recorded within the agitation for a sovereign state of Biafra, Soviet Union/Russia and just lately the Sudan expertise is nothing to jot down house about. It has at all times been a nasty story.
“Gents of the press, once we are additionally not oblivious of the constitutional proper to freedom of expression, we additionally consider it’s clearly fallacious to talk on behalf of your complete Yoruba folks on such a severe subject like secession with out the consent and approval of essential stakeholders that our organisations characterize.
“We enchantment to all Nigerians to place all arms on deck in direction of guaranteeing the event of 1 Nigeria. Nations are constructed on visions, beliefs and values whereas peace is essentially the most desired by us all as violence is just too costly to pay its due. Lastly, we name on all Nigerians particularly our revered Yoruba brothers and sisters to shun any rally within the identify of Oduduwa Republic”.