Self Determination: Group Disowns Prof Akintoye, Says He Can’t Speak For Yorubarace

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*warns against turning Yorubaland to testing ground for criminall activities


By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan


A Pan Yoruba body, the Yoruba Welfare Group (YWG) on Sunday asked the Professor Banjo Akintoye led Ilana Omo Oodua to stop speaking on behalf of the entire Yorubarace..
Speaking in Ibadan on the Saturday’s Mega rally on Self determination by members and leaders of Ilana Omo Oodua, YWG  President, Abdilhakeem Alawuje  also cautioned Ilana Omo Oodua not to turn Yorubaland to a testing ground for any form of criminal activities.
The YWG President emphasized that neither  Professor Akintoye not his group are competent to speak on behalf of the entire Yorubarace and should henceforth desist from doing such an longer.
According to YWG  only the prominent traditional rulers from the South-West region are competent and  authorized to speak on behalf of the Yoruba people.and not just a group like Ilana Omo Oodua
The YWG  President emphasized that the Yorubarace will not allow any group for selfish purpose set Yorubaland on fire in the guise of seeking self determination.
Yoruba Welfare Group then adviced  Yoruba people particularly the Youths and women against being used by any group or body to cause unrest in Yorubaland, saying, ” it will be very bad of youths and masses to allow themselves to be used by any individual or a group of emissaries of satans to be disturbing peace of Yoruba land”, he said.

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