By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
A Yoruba Self-Determination Group, Yoruba Ko’ya Liberation Movement (YKLM), on Thursday urged the Governors of South West states to ensure unconditional release of all the 49 Yoruba nation agitators arrested on Saturday July 3rd in Ojota, Lagos by the men of the Nigerian Police.
YKLM gave the charge in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan by its Director of Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Oluwajuyitan
The group also lauded the governor’s for the unity of purpose that is currently being displayed by them in advocating and protecting the political and economic interests of the region.
” We, hereby, appeal that our Governors in the South West should ensure that the protesters are released unconditionally if they want the Yoruba people to take them serious”, it said..
YKLM added, “Yoruba Koya Liberation Movement commends the courage showed by governors in the South West and others in the southern region of Nigeria to demand that equity and fairness be applied in the administration of Nigeria.
“We, however, demand that the governors should add their voice to complement the popular view among the people and condemn the unlawful arrest and detention of activists/protesters demanding right to self-determination of the Yoruba people at Ojota, Lagos on Saturday July 3rd, 2021. Such condemnation of this act must be unequivocal and time-based to ensure a speedy release of the protesters.
The group stressed, ” we also implore the governors to continue to present a united front while protecting the political interests of the South”.