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YORUBA’S CALL ON BUHARI TO RESTRUCTURE OR DISSOLVE NIGERIA

Professor Banji Akintoye, centre, speaks at the maiden meeting of Yoruba World Congress. L-R Otunba Deji Osibogun, Chief Tola Adeniyi and Professor Ogunkeye and Chief Imam of Yoruba Land, Ilorin, Kwara-State, Shiek Aduranigba.

The maiden meeting of Yoruba World Congress, YOWCO, an umbrella of all Yoruba Socio-cultural, self-determination and advocacy groups worldwide has held in Ibadan, with a call to President Muhammadu Buhari to either restructure the country or dissolve it.

Professor Banji Akintoye, a second republic senator, said to have been elected “New Yoruba Leader” declared, amidst applause from the gathering at Jogor Event Centre, that “Nigerian Government should either embrace restructuring or dissolve the country”.

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The meeting had in attendance 80 Yoruba groups, espousing self-determination of the ethnic group. And they came apart from South West, from Edo, Kogi, Kwara and Delta States, where there are also conclaves of Yoruba ethnic stock or descendants.

With Akintoye on Thursday were the 93-year old first female professor in Nigeria, Adetoun Ogunseye; former Managing Director of Daily Times of Nigeria, Dr. Tola Adeniyi; Chairman of Space FM/Afro Space TV, Otunba Deji Osibogun; 107-year old Leaders of Agbekoya, Pa. Akikaka and Pa. Ayalu; varsity don, Prof. Wale Adeniran.

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