*says its time for Yorubarace to speak with one voice
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Chief Convener and Secretary-General of Yoruba World Assembly, Comrade Victor Taiwo on Saturday hinted that the body was formed to unite and end the age long disunity among Yoruba groups
Comrade Taiwo dropped this hint while addressing a press conference at the Oyo State NUJ Press Centre in Ibadan
According to the YWA Secretary General, the time has come to end the age long disunity among the various groups in Yorubaland to move the entire Yorubarace forward
Comrade Taiwo emphasized that without mincing words ,the disunity among the various groups in Yorubaland has deprived the Yorubarace the opportunity to speak with one voice to fight for the same course.
He pointed out that the inability of the groups to speak with one voice that led to the birth of a new conglomerate of self-determination canopy for Yoruba race named “Yoruba World Assembly”, adding that the formation of the new group was a reaction to the failure of a previous attempt at the emancipation and security of Yoruba land,.
Comrade Taiwo added that the purpose of floating the group was to bring all Yoruba groups to the project of Yoruba nation, to ensure the unity of Yoruba worldwide, to enhance peace and security in Yoruba land, and to resist any attempt of domination or assault from any imposing ethnic group in the country among others
“Looking at the state of helplessness Yoruba has found themselves now, there is disunity and lack of coordination mong various organizations and the leaders. Nigeria is witnessing a lot of challenges security of lives and properties, so, there is a need for the convergence of all progressive and good intentioned groups for the united and central coordination under a credible leadership”, he said.
The YWA Convener maintained that the board of trustee of the group is made up of leaders drawn from each of the 17 sub-ethnic groups in Yoruba land with the governing council of the group comprising of the Chairman, Elder Taye Ayorinde, Secretary-general, Com. Victor Taiwo, Director of Media and Publicity and Public Relations, Mr. Kemi Olaitan, and Director, Finance, Treasury and Accounting, Mr. Bolarinwa Babayomi
Stressing that the Governing Council of the group will be inaugurated within five days and any group willing to joined must belong to an organization, .The Interim Chairman of the group, Elder Taye Ayorinde while speaking at the Press conference disclosed that Yoruba are one of the bravest and most intelligent people in the world but lack coordination and that Yoruba sons and daughters in home and diaspora are looking for someone to liberate them and.
“Yoruba is not build around any association, and we are no more be under any body, we don’t want to be part of retrogressive government, what concerns us is the need for Yoruba development, progress and upliftment”.