Aare Gani Adams, the Aare-onakakanfo of Yorubaland, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari must choose between allowing the Yoruba race have its own nation, or agree to the request by the South-West governors for regional government.
He however noted that he preferred self determination and would keep pursuing it.
Gani Adams further commended the governors of the South-West region for demanding regional government for the Yoruba race, adding that his group would continue to push for self determination through diplomacy and intellectual engagement.
He further revealed that members of his group living in diaspora would join the march to be led by Prof. Banji Akintoye on the United Nations General Assembly in September to demand a referendum or self-determination.
“I agree with Akintoye’s position because when you look at the way Nigeria is run, one will want the Federal Government to either restructure the country to regional autonomy or allow self-determination.
“We cannot continue to languish in poverty; we cannot continue to live in our country like second class citizens.
“We agree with the South-West Governors on true federalism or regionalism. We, as freedom fighters, will continue to fight for self-determination, but the minimum we demand is regionalism.”
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