Yoruba Nation Agitator Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho has declared nobody can attack or kill him over the Yoruba Nation rally billed for Lagos on Saturday, July 3, 2021.
ANG reported Igboho had vowed to proceed with the rally.
Igboho, while receiving a vehicle presented to him by some donors to support the Yoruba Nation agitation, stated that nobody can tell him not to come to Lagos adding that the Yoruba Nation rally will go on as planned.
He said: “Some people are going about saying we shouldn’t come to Lagos that we’ll be killed, it is a lie and it is all false. Nobody has said he will kill Igboho in Lagos, and nobody has said Igboho should not come to Lagos
“I’m a true son of the soil, Lagos is a Yoruba land and does not belong to the Hausas or any other tribe, so let us focus on the current struggle and don’t let us dwell on rumors.
“Although in rumours, there are some elements of truth but we are optimistic. Lagos is a Yoruba land and majority of those in Lagos are Yorubas and the way Yorubas are suffering, many are not satisfied.
“We are not scared of anybody… We have done peaceful rallies across other southwest states and we are just creating awareness. We are not coming to Lagos to create crises or cause troubles. We are peaceful
“Those thinking we won’t hold the rally in Lagos are deceiving themselves; we call on the Lagos state government to provide security operatives to protect the agitators on the said date.
“Lagosians are ready to receive us peacefully on July 3, we are coming with a peaceful awareness too.”
We want Yoruba liberation, not restructuring, says Sunday Igboho
Yoruba Nation Agitator Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho has told President Muhammadu Buhari he is not in support of restructuring but liberation of Yorubas.
But several political leaders in the region, including National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinub; Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila; former APC National Interim Chairman Bisi Akande and other prominent leaders in the South-West have kicked against the idea.
They called for national cohesion as against ethnicity.
But Igboho, while receiving a vehicle presented to him by some donors to support the Yoruba Nation agitation, accused the current administration of marginalising the South-West region especially in terms of appointments.
Of recent, Igboho expressed anger over the continuous killing and kidnapping of Yorubas by the killer herdsmen in the region.
He said: “Our demand is simple, to tell Buhari that we do not want restructuring but Yoruba Nation.
“On Yoruba Nation, no going back. We have our faith in God. When God heard the cries of Israelites, he answered them; the cries of Yorubas have been heard by God. Noah’s ark can be likened to the current Yoruba agitation.
“I’m saying it boldly; nobody can kill us in this current struggle. May God carry us to our destination.
“Many people are even ranting on social media concerning the struggle, they need to join and support. What we are currently having now is awareness and peaceful rallies across southwest states.
“Don’t think we are joking, what we are pursuing now is Yoruba Nation. I’m not the only one fronting the Yoruba Nation Agenda right now; there are many powerful people who I have been meeting and working with underground.”
He noted the struggle can be won with collective efforts, appreciating many clerics and community leaders for their private and public support.