The apex body of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, has clapped back at the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola after he rubbished the thinking capacity of people who are seeking secession.
You could recall Rauf Aregbesola referred to people calling for secession as ”foolish” while speaking at a function.
In the words of Aregbesola, “Any right-thinking person should know that any problem against Nigeria will result in calamity and retrogression.”
His comment has since drawn backlash from the Yoruba group, Ilana Omo Oodua, as they blasted him and labelled him a caliphate. The group’s Media Communications Secretary, Maxwell Adeleye issued a statement as they condemned the statement of the minister.
The statement read: “for Aregbesola to call the agemate of his father foolish shows that he lacks the much-coveted Yoruba Omoluabi ethos”.
“He(Aregbesola) threatened Yoruba people with war yesterday, and within hours, Igangan, Ibarapa Zone of Oyo State was invaded by murderous herdsmen leading to scores of Yoruba people being killed and properties worth millions of Naira destroyed!”
“The power of the people is the ultimate in a democracy. No dictator has ever defeated the collective will of the people. Aregbesola and his cabal will fail.
“Was he saying that the Osun State people that he governed and who are currently at the forefront of the Yoruba Nation agitation are foolish? We were in Osogbo, Osun State and the crowd of people that received us was so huge. Was Aregbesola saying those people are foolish?
“We in Ilana Omo Oodua know that we are not foolish and that the people who Aregbesola governed in Osun State are not foolish.”