A leading Yoruba statesman has said that Nigeria cannot keep quiet for a long time considering the agitation to disintegrate the country coming from different places.
A respected Yoruba leader and elder stateman, Ayo Adebanjo, has predicted that Nigeria would disintegrate soon. He said that the western part of the country in now ready to break away from the country.
According to Daily Sun, Adebanjo said the marginalization and oppression of some people in the country has necessitated a breakup. The highly respected elder statesman said the Yoruba people would want to have the Oduduwa Republic once the nation splits.
He said, “We are going for disintegration. That is what I am sorry about. You cannot keep the country together like this. You would continually be suppressing there and suppressing there. The Southern Kaduna affair, the people there shouted against regionalism, because of the oppression there.
They said the Fulani were oppressing them. If you look at the recommendations of the 2014 National Confab, we said any area that has economic interests are free to stay together after a referendum of 71 per cent. That was how we brought in regionalism. We did all that to make sure we stay together.
“If you look at the agitation of the South South, South East, they are not even insisting on restructuring; it is restructuring within Nigeria or outside of it. We even understand that some radical Yoruba have drawn the map of the Oduduwa Republic and all that, but we are keeping them down.
“There is an advantage in the economy of scale but we cannot keep them down for too long when we know that they are being cheated. We say those areas that they feel they are being cheated; let us iron it out so that we can stay together. What is wrong with that?”