Oba Adetoyese Olakisan, has warned the Federal Government against threatening and intimidating promoters of the Yoruba nation.
He warned that attacking people or group of people who are engaging in the legitimate struggle for self-determination, can lead to crisis.
The traditional leader issued this warning, in a statement, in Osogbo, today Sunday 9th April, 2021.
He pleaded on other traditional rulers in Yorubaland to meet and come to an agreement on the way forward for the Yoruba race in order to find lasting solutions to the insecurity bedeviling the nation.
Oba Adetoyese Olakisan’s statement reads, “The issue of Oodua Republic should be considered and deliberated upon by the Obas, and they should come up with a position that will either put to rest or energize the agitation for the Oodua nation.
“When some people are trying to send herdsmen that are destroying our farms and rapping our women away from our land, some Obas are still busy giving them lands and chieftaincy titles. How many Yoruba indigene can get such land in the north?
“We in Kiriji Heritage Defenders also warn the Federal Government against the use of security agencies to harass arrow heads of Yoruba agitation for Oodua nation.
“Prof. Akintoye, Sunday Adeyemo Igboho, Dr. Kunle Olajide, our traditional rulers, myself and others should not be targeted because of our stand regarding the position of Yoruba nation in the country called Nigeria, as doing that will escalate tension.”