There is tension in Lagos State over the planned July 3 Yoruba nation rally by Sunday Adeyemo (Aka Sunday Igboho).
Public protests are clearly not welcomed in Lagos State following the destruction of properties and lost of lives during the #EndSARS protest in October 2020 in Lagos.
The Lagos Police Command is yet to respond concerning the proposed rally.
The leader of Ilana Omo Oodua, Emeritus Professor of History and a Second Republic Senator, Banji Akintoye, however called on all sons and daughters of Yorubaland to come out en masse and participate.
In a statment by the groups General Secretary, George Akinola, the group noted that the international community (United Nations, the European Union, the African Union, the Economic Community of West Africa, the United States and the United Kingdom) had been invited to observe the Lagos rally.
According to the statement, the rally “will finally sink the ill-fated amalgamation in the Atlantic Ocean.”
“Come out in your Yoruba Nation regalia: vests, t-shirts and omoluabi whites. Hoist your flags and sing the Ogo Adulawo Yoruba National Anthem with guts.
“We’re on the last leg to liberation. The rally will be orderly. It was peaceful at Ibadan, well-conducted at Abeokuta, super orderly at Osogbo, coordinated at Akure and epochal at Ado-Ekiti.
“The Nigeria Police cooperated well with us in all these places. We do not expect it to be different in Lagos. Be a witness to history,” the statement added.
Ibrahim Kenneth Suleiman is the Chief Political Editor at Naija Buzz News Network. He is a graduate of political science from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State. He specializes in preparing/approving of political news contents before publication. He currently heads Naija Buzz News team of political correspondents. From Nasarawa State, North-Central Nigeria, Ibrahim is a strong supporter of Manchester United Football Club England.