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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Our unity negotiable, allow regions tired of Nigeria leave - Yoruba leaders tell FG

The Yoruba Assembly, an umbrella platform for sociopolitical groups in the South-west, has asked the federal government to conduct referendum to enable nationalities constituting Nigeria decide if they still want to remain together or separate.
The group led by Gen. Alani Akinrinade (rtd), comprises leading groups including Afenifere Renewal Group, O’dua Liberation Movement, Yoruba Council of Youth, Coalition of O’dua Self-determination Groups, O’dua Nationalist Coalition, O’dua Peoples Congress Reformed, O’dua National Congress and Agbekoya Reformed Society, among others.
In its five-page communiqué issued on Monday, Yoruba Assembly said it was compelled told hold an emergency meeting due to the rising tension in the country.
It said, “The current agitation lies the altruistic effort to establish a development-oriented and sustainable governance structure for Nigeria on the one hand and on the other hand, the objectionable attempt at sustaining Nigeria’s unitary constitution by the ruling clique that desire to permanently control the leverage of power in Nigeria for egoistic reasons.”
“The modern concept of sustainable development “is a process that must begin with the active consultation and participation of the people – therefore the need for a referendum is imminent.”
The leaders rejected a statement by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, that the unity of Nigeria was not negotiable and argued that the Nigerian unitary governance system “is outmoded”.
“In this age, every federating unit must be able to pilot its own development affair in accordance with its pace and socio-cultural peculiarities and uniqueness. This is unity that is negotiable. Read more
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