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JUST IN; I am not in support of Yoruba Nation – Governor dares Sunday Igboho

The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has reacted to claims by Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Igboho that he supported their rally which held on Saturday in Akure.

However, the Governor through his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, has said that he is not in support of dividing the country.

In his statement, titled, ‘Yoruba Nation Agitators On Their Own’, Akeredolu stressed that he is of the opinion of a unified Nigeria.

The statement reads, “It has come to the knowledge of the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, that some group of persons who held a rally under the cover of what they term secessionist agitations in Akure, on Saturday, May 22, 2021, erroneously claimed to have had his support for the rally.”

“Governor Akeredolu wishes to state clearly that while he acknowledges the right of individuals and groups to hold peaceful rallies, it must not be misconstrued to mean support for secessionist agenda and or balkanization of the nation. Far from it.”


“Unequivocally, the Governor’s opinion on the Akure rally or any other of its ilk, is only to the effect that he is not opposed to any civil protest which is not in breach of the extant laws of the Nation. He neither believes, nor supports the quest for the Yoruba Nation outside of Nigeria in the manner canvassed. Governor Akeredolu stands by a virile, united and indivisible Nigeria as demanded by the Southern Governors’ Forum.”

“Therefore, the vigour, zeal, leadership and candour displayed by Governor Akeredolu for a just and fair Nigeria is altruistic, and borne out of patriotism for the Nation as well as love for his people, the Yoruba ethnic nationality.”

“It is important, therefore, to state without any equivocation that the Yoruba Nation secessionist promoters do not enjoy any lending hand in Governor Akeredolu, “the statement concludes.

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