Thousands of Yoruba Nation agitators have reportedly dropped the ambition for the breakaway of South-West from Nigeria and establishment of Oduduwa Republic.
According to a report by The Nation, the agitators, who declared support for the ambition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said there are boundless opportunities in Nigeria’s unity and togetherness.
The agitators, under the auspices of the Yoruba World Congress (YWC), explained that they pulled out of the secessionist struggle having realised Tinubu had the magic wand to assuage their feelings and address the fundamental problems threatening the Yoruba race.
The YWC Coordinator, in Ekiti State, Mr Oluwasegun Adeyemi, made this known in Ado-Ekiti at an event organised to declare support for Tinubu’s presidential bid.
He noted that the group had resolved to support Tinubu with the hope that he would return Nigeria’s lost glory and bring the unity and peace required for the progress and development of the country in all spheres.
Adeyemi added that the belief necessitated the group’s change of mindset from agitation for secession to clamouring for the unity of Nigeria.
He pointed out that the YWC believed in the interest of Tinubu, whose progressive vision and manifesto were tailored towards Nigeria’s socio-economic development, adding that the belief brought about its change of mindset from agitation to clamouring for unity.