Yoruba Will Be At War For Another 100 Years If Nigeria Breaks...

Yoruba Will Be At War For Another 100 Years If Nigeria Breaks Up – Akande

By News Agency of Nigeria on September 30, 2020
FILE: The late Prince Audu Abubakar, former governor of Kogi State and All Progressives Congress candidate for governor pictured during a campaign rally NIGERIA
L-R: National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former governor of Kogi State, Audu Abubakar, an unidentified member of the APC and Chief Bisi Akande one of the leaders of the APC during a meeting with President Elect, General Muhammadu Buhari before the May 29 inauguration

Chief Bisi Akande, a former governor of Osun and pioneer Interim Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), has appealed to those agitating for Nigeria’s break-up to bury such thought.

Akande made the appeal on Monday in Ibadan during the inauguration of a project owned by Chief Adebayo Adelabu, a former CBN deputy governor and APC governorship candidate in the 2019 elections.

The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that Akande, alongside other prominent Nigerians, were in Ibadan for the 50th birthday anniversary of Adelabu.

He said that allowing Yoruba to break away from Nigeria might lead to bloodshed and avoidable civil war that would further decimate the people.

Akande called on those agitating for a Yoruba nation to bury the idea, saying the nation couldn’t afford to witness another war.

“Those agitating for a Yoruba nation should have a rethink. This country must remain united to save it from war.

“Yoruba will be in war for another 100 years if Nigeria is allowed to break,” he said.

He said that Nigeria was a product of war, adding that the country came into existence after Yoruba people had gone into 100 years of wars.

According to the former governor, most African countries and western world envy Nigeria because the country is the heartbeat of Africa.

Akande said that francophone countries across the world have been praying for Nigeria to break because they weren’t comfortable with the country’s strength.

“Those tormenting Nigeria are doing so because they are products of failed states. It is a difficult task to stop crimes, particularly in a corrupt society.

“Now that some Nigerians are talking about breaking because of difficulties, they didn’t know that a man who can not endure will collapse and die. Only enduring country can stay,” he said.

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State, who inaugurated the project, commended Adelabu, saying the project would meet the yearnings of jobless youths in the state and Nigeria.

He said that Adelabu had embarked on people-oriented projects aimed at providing employment for the youth in Oyo State, Nigeria and Africa. Earlier, Adelabu said that his defeat in the 2019 election was only a delay and not denial.

Adelabu said that his loss in the election was a blessing in disguise, adding that it would make him a better governor than he would have been in 2019.

He said that his interest in the governorship race was still very much alive, promising to double his efforts in 2023.

NAN reports that the event was attended by Dr Obafemi Hamzat, the deputy governor of Lagos State and Chief Moses Adeyemo, former deputy governor of Oyo State.

Others were Chief Akin Oke, APC Chairman in Oyo State, Mr Akeem Adeyemi, Mr Segun Odebunmi, among other dignitaries.


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