The umbrella body for Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s Independence Day speech further proves that he is for the northern region only.

The group made this known in a statement issued on Friday by Maxwell Adeleye, its Communications Secretary.



Adeleye, who was writing on behalf of the leader of the group, Prof Banji Akintoye, said Buhari had simply chosen to come after a law-abiding citizen such as Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho) while refusing to name and expose terrorists.

He also noted the president’s claims that a serving member of the House of Assembly is financing the struggle for self-determination is untrue as Yoruba both home and abroad contributed their hard-earned resources to sustain the agitation.

He said even if there was a single iota of truth in that, such a person ought to be celebrated.

The statement reads, “Buhari has further exposed himself as the President of the North, and not that of Nigerians. He has succeeded in emboldening us more to fight on in the agitation for Self-Determination for the Yoruba people.

“It is a total nonsense that Buhari is bothered about a Sunday Igboho who is engaged in a lawful…

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