A Yoruba self-acclaimed intelligentsia group, ‘Voice of Reason Advocacy for Social Development Foundation’, otherwise known as VOR, has launched a grassroots campaign to sensitise its people on the need to unanimously support the campaign for the abolition of the 1999 Constitution in order to pave way for a regional referendum where the people will vote to decide on their nationhood.
The group, comprising of Yoruba elders said they initiated the move to let the Yoruba people know that the major factor responsible for under-development and misgovernance brouhaha in Yoruba land is the 1999 Constitution which they described as fraudulent and the antithesis of equity and development.
In an issued statement by a member of the VOR sub-committee on Mass Mobilisation, Dr. Seyi Roberts, the group said VOR is committed towards ensuring that the masses are actively carried along in the struggle for the restoration of Yoruba Nationhood which he said “must begin with the abolition of military-imposed and fraudulent 1999 Constitution that breeds poverty, under-development, poverty, starvation, corruption and gross mis-governance”.
Also, VOR said in preparation for a million-man consultative forum scheduled to hold in Ibadan, it launched a registration portal requesting the formal and informal sectors in Oyo State to register for participation.
Aside from the ongoing Radio Campaign in Ibadan, VOR said it has erected banners and billboards in all strategic locations in the ancient city, urging the people to register to support the #End1999Constitution.
One of the billboards was placed along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, inward Ibadan, after Guru Maharaji. Two banners were also sighted opposite the Ancient Mapo Hall, Ibadan, while some banners were sighted in the popular Iwo Road of the ancient city and directly opposite the University of Ibadan, Oyo State.