A south west group, the Coalition of Yoruba Nationals, says it is pulling the Yoruba nation out of Nigeria, because the country has slipped into “anarchy” and can no longer protect your interests.
It is also in the same vein seeking to align with “Biafra”, a reference to ongoing secessionist efforts in South East Nigeria.
In a statement dated September 27 2019, signed on its behalf by one Lekan Abayomi, the group listed among its grievances, the attempt by some persons to “disgrace” Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, as well as the continued detention of activist Omoyele Sowore by the Department of State Services, despite the fact that a court of competent jurisdiction
has ordered his release.
“While we have little sympathy for the Yoruba Vice President, a member and promoter of the anarchist and tyrannical terror regime, recently we have watched how among thieves there is no honor and after using this naive Yoruba man who nearly died while running helter-skelter disbursing Tradermoni in what has been called vote-buying to secure their
re-election, they are disgracing and dumping him …
“Again as happened with Zakzaky, Dasuki and Nnamdi Kanu, these lawless barbarians with their half-wit Attorney General are standing before the world in contempt of court and refusing without reason to release one of our sons, in person of Crusader Omoyele Sowore, granted bail.
They have placed themselves above the law and become a law unto their selves,” the
Butressing its argument that Nigeria has slipped into anarchy under a “Fulani ruling class”, the secessionist group cited what they described as the desecration of the “sanctity of the judicial arm” of government by the Buhari administration, as well as the government’s policy of pardoning and rehabilitating terrorists who usually are from the northern part of the country, while punishing criminals from elsewhere in the country.
“Again and again the feudal barbarians in charge have desecrated the sanctity of the judicial arm, standing in contempt of court, disregarding pronouncements by our Judges. Repeatedly these anarchists flaunt court orders, rendering our courts useless and there has been no implication and we the Yoruba nation have paused to react.
“Again, without regard for law and order, the feudalists continue to pardon terrorists and killers of their tribe or inkling, granting them amnesty and reward after they kill and rape our people. Yet we paused to react. Whereas when kidnappers like Evans operate in Yoruba, Niger Delta or Igbo land, we arrest them and deal with them according to the law.
“The same is not obtained in the other land where cows rule and killers reign. “Give up your ancestral land or be buried under it,” they openly threatened us. We have yet remained in bondage to them, fighting to remain ruled by these barbarians. Mad people whose soldiers kill police to free kidnappers,” the group said.
Citing Article 1 of the United Nations Charter, which provides for the right of every group to self determination, the group said it therefore seeks a total severance of any further relationship between the Yoruba nation and Nigeria. Declaring alignment with “Biafra”, the group said it is now committed to a “joint struggle with our southern brothers towards
emancipation from the calamity that was Nigeria.”
“We shall be a part of this madness no more. On this day, the 27th of September 2019, we the Yoruba nation within the confines of what used to be Nigeria, hereby declare our secession from the contraption that was Nigeria. We no longer remain a part of such a shambolic accursed shipwreck.
“We announce this day our alignment with Biafra and our commitment to a joint struggle with our southern brothers towards emancipation from the calamity that was Nigeria.
“This day, the 27th of September 2019, we severe our bondage with the north of Nigeria who have the lawless leadership they trust, voted for and stand behind. We liberate ourselves from this uninvited malunion,” Abayomi’s statement said.