A traditional ruler in Osun State, Olowu Of Owu-Kuta, Makama Oyelude, has urged popular Yoruba Activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho to surrender himself to the relevant security agencies and drop the Yoruba Nation secession agitation. ayokinews.com reports
Olowu made it known that the secession agitation of Sunday Igboho and his minions was already ‘dead on arrival’ and that the secessionists should dialogue with the federal government while he added that “no one dare face the Federal Government and succeed.”
“I am not part of agitations for secession by separatists and unpatriotic Nigerians and I can’t be part of it. Even though Nigerians doesn’t favour all, we shouldn’t secede. Without consultations, you cannot be talking of secession and that’s why even the Obas are not discussing it.
“They (agitators) will find it difficult from seceding because it’s dead on arrival. Federal Government is the father of the nation and the separatist movement is not a cheap struggle; It is like you are waging arms against the State. Suffering, hardship and internal bickerings will greet regions that secede.
“Nobody dare face the Federal might and succeed. I will advise the agitators to dialogue with the Federal Government. They have had ample opportunity to do so now when it’s ripe. Sunday Igboho can give himself voluntarily to the Federal Government rather than they go fishing him out like Nnamdi Kanu. There is no place for him to hide,” the monarch said.
Oba Oyelude further reiterated his support for the restructuring of the country while calling on the Nigerian Governors to look inward and allow autonomy for the Local Governments.
“I will support a holistic, clearly defined restructuring rather than secession. Local Government is the bedrock of every intelligence gathered in the grassroots and if the local government is well organised, then the problem of insecurity will be solved. If we don’t allow local government to have autonomy, security situations will continue to persist,” the monarch stated.