Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has reacted to Saturday’s peaceful rally by Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho and other proponents of yoruba secession, who stormed Akure, the Ondo state capital to solicit full support of the the state residents for the proposed Yoruba nation or Oduduwa Republic.
In a Statement signed by his chief press secretary, Richard Olatunde, the governor said he was not in support of a divided Nigeria.
Mr Akeredolu said contrary to claims by some group of persons who held a rally under the cover of what they term ‘secessionist agitations’ in Akure, on Saturday, he never supported the agitation or the rally.
Governor Akeredolu explains further that while he acknowledges the right of individuals and groups to hold peaceful rallies, it must not be misconstrued to mean support for secessionist agenda and or balkanization of the nation.
Mr Akeredolu pointed out that his vigour, zeal, leadership and candour displayed for a just and fair Nigeria is altruistic, and borne out of patriotism for the Nation as well as love for his people, the Yoruba ethnic nationality.
He insisted that the Yoruba Nation secessionist promoters do not enjoy any lending hand from him.