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Nigeria expired 2014, We Demand Breakaway – Yoruba Group write Buhari
A group from Yoruba extraction has written to President Mohammadu Buhari on a need to Breakaway from Nigeria.
In a letter dated 16th March 2021 as retrieved by Scannews24, tagged “demand for self-determination”, both Yorubas in diaspora and home under the aegis of Omo Oduduwa Worldwide said to exercise their inalienable right as covered by UNPO demand for self-determination.
They noted that they do not believe in constitutional reform as part of restructuring proposed by Buhari’s administration, described it as a ‘mere farce’ that would not interest Yoruba.
Revealing further reasons for the call, OOW lamented that their people have consistently suffered bigotry, nepotism, discrimination and subjugation under Buhari’s watch and do not fit in the ongoing ‘Fulanization agenda of Nigeria’.
The letter additionally expressed that articles of amalgamation that brought both Southern and Northern protectorate in 1914 expired long ago in 2014, however, referred to the country Nigeria as one existing on ‘falsehood and unconstitutional’.
This is coming as some Igbo Youths under Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are calling the Federal government to organize a referendum to determine their continued coexistence.
IPOB cited unprecedented marginalization of Ndigbo, unemployment, insecurity and many other reasons being witnessed since the APC government.
It read: “We the Omo Oduduwa Worldwide, a socio-pollical organisation representing the interest of Yoruba people in Nigeria and abroad, wish to use this medium to inform your government, that we would like to exercise our inalienable right as a member of UNPO to demand self-determination as Yoruba Nation and break away from the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“We, Omo Oduduwa Worldwide do not believe in restructuring oF constitutional reform that your administration is proposing, as it is a mere farce and will not be in the interest of Yoruba people, who have consistently suffered discrimination, nepotism, bigotry, and subjugation by your government. We do not fit into your agenda of the Fulanisation of Nigeria.
And it continued:
“The article of agreement that brought the North and Southern protectorate together in 1914, resulting in Country Nigeria, has since expired in 2014, hence, Country Nigeria is existing on falsehood and unconstitutional.