Secessionists Agitation: ‘Yoruba set for peaceful exit’, Yoruba group writes Buhari

A conglomerate of different Yoruba socio-political groups demanding self-governance in the South-West geo-political zone, the Yoruba Self-Determination Movement (YSDM), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to react to the letter written by the group that the Yoruba was set to secede from Nigeria peacefully.

Referring to the letter, which was jointly signed by Professor Banji Akintoye, Banji Ayiloge, Chief Sunday Igboho, and Prof. Adeniran and Ayiloge, who is the vice-chairman of the group urged President Buhari to read and respond to their demands.

He said: “The letter was written to serve notice to Nigeria that the Yoruba ‘nation’ is prepared to peacefully exit Nigeria”.

Ayiloge explained that the letter was justified and appropriate under the law as a reaction to questions being asked by the group’s diplomatic team about the reaction of the Federal Government to Yoruba’s demands for a separate nation.

He further said: “YSDM was temperate in our letter to the Nigerian President because we must demonstrate that Yoruba are peace-loving people”. He, therefore, said: “The Yoruba people can now wait for one more month to await the reaction of the President of Nigeria.

Ayiloge said the five million Yoruba who signed the petition to have a Yoruba nation is a testimony to their desire to be free from internal colonialism. He then called on the government to act on the letter without further delay.

However, the group urged Yoruba people to be law-abiding in the face of constant provocations.

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