OAM renews call for Yoruba Nation autonomy

Nigerian Concord Newspaper

A soco-political group, Oodua Action Movement (OAM) has re-echoed the call for Yoruba Nation Autonomy, urging President Mohammadu Buhari to expedite action on the demand as year 2021 rolls in.

The group noted that the demand for autonomy of Yoruba Nation would enable region to manage its resources and develop at its own pace.

The group, in a statement signed by its Global Coordinator, Otunba Demola Edward said that Nigeria had been descending deeper into a crisis since independence and has recently became a failed nation as an enduring solution to the myriads of problems in Nigeria lies in each of the nationalities.

According to him, there is need for self determination of Yoruba Nation that would guarantee speed and monumental development of the Region.

His words: “As year 2021 rolls in, we want President Muhammadu Buhari to begin the process for an autonomous Yoruba nation as a federating unit in Nigeria, as granted the South-West region upon independence in 1960.

“Our people have been under severe pressures by misrule, especially the recurring widespread insecurity and violent unrests. “The repercussions of these have had significant negative effects on the progress and stability of the Yoruba Nation.

“We the Yoruba people therefore demand an autonomous state where there will be justice, equity and progress”, he stressed.

“The Oodua Action Movement, on behalf of Yoruba worldwide, is relentlessly committed to this cause. We are prepared to use all legal and peaceful means within the confines of international laws and norms to actualise an autonomous nation for Yoruba people within Nigeria, or outside Nigeria if the Federal government failed to honor our demand for self determination”.