Tinubu threatened to destroy our movement, Akintoye alleges

The leader of Yoruba Nation Self-Determination Struggle, Prof. Banji Akintoye, on Monday, alleged that the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, threatened to destroy the Ilana Omo Oodua movement.

This is as he also said he did not authorize a congress of the apex body of Yoruba Self-Determination struggle, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide being rumored to take place November 1st, 2022, (tomorrow) at Ibadan, Oyo State.

Reacting to a statement issued by one Funmi Soyemi, the outgoing Chairman of Ilana Interim Management Committee of the organization that a World Congress of Ilana Omo Oodua will hold tomorrow at Ibadan, Akintoye said he never authorized such an event.

In a statement on Monday, the Professor of History maintained that the people planning the congress as few agents of Nigerian politicians within the struggle, Akintoye alleged that Tinubu is “currently recruiting some power-seeking individuals within the self-determination struggle to either discredit him or destroy the movement completely”.

The statement read, “I am sending out this short message to all Yoruba People worldwide that I did not authorize any meeting of Ilana Omo Oodua to be held tomorrow at Ibadan, Oyo-State. Those behind the gathering are few people working for Nigerian politicians who are determined to discredit our noble struggle.

“I hereby dissociate myself from such a gathering and I want the whole world to know the meeting is illegal, unauthorized and unknown to Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide thus whatever resolutions reached at the meeting are null and void.

“The characters behind the rumored meeting are individuals who are more interested in holding offices and positions within the self-determination struggle than fighting to restore the stolen sovereignty of our people.

“More also, Bola Tinubu has threatened to destroy Ilana Omo Oodua and other serious self-determination organizations in Yoruba Land because we told him that he is merely after his personal interest and not the interest of the Yoruba people.

“Therefore, I urge you all to ignore all his agents within our system and be more focused on our struggle for freedom and liberation”.

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