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Tinubu, Southwest Governors, Others Set To Take Important Action As Agitation For Yoruba Nation Intensifies (Details below)



Amid raging agitation for the Yoruba nation, southwest governors and other stakeholders from the region are expected to attend a meeting at the Lagos House, Marina, on Sunday, May 23. reported that the meeting is convened by Chief Bisi Akande, a former interim chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

It was gathers that those expected to attend the meeting are the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Governor Babajide Sanwo- Olu of Lagos state; his Ogun state counterpart, Dapo Abiodun; Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun state and Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

Others include the Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi; the chairman of the Police Service Commission, Musiliu Smith; a former Chief of Defence Staff, General Alani Akinrinade; and former APC southwest vice- chairman, Pius Akinyelure.

It was gathered that the meeting was convened to address rising calls for secession in the light of the activities of personalities like Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho) and others.

Earlier, Daily Trust had reported that Chief Ayo Adebanjo, one of the leaders of Afenifere, a Yoruba socio- cultural group, commented on the secessionist agitation for the Yoruba nation by some activists in the southwestern region.

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The Yoruba Leader said the failure of the Nigerian government to protect the citizens and other issues led to the secession calls by some youths from some regions in the country.

Chief Adebanjo, however, said the Afenifere group does not support the agitation to divide the country.

In a related development, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’ s former president, has condemned the calls for the nation’ s breakup by some ethnic advocates.

Obasanjo described calls for Nigeria’ s break up as unmindful and insensitive to the plight of the minority groups in the country, a statement sent on Wednesday, May 5, to by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, indicates.

It was gathers that the Nigerian former president made the observation when he received the Tiv Professional Group from Benue state who paid him a courtesy visit in Abeokuta.