The supreme ruler of Iwo, Osun state, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi, stated that solely the council of conventional rulers in Yorubaland can determine whether or not or not there will likely be an Oduduwa nation.
He stated there are components to contemplate earlier than the Yoruba nation self-determination agitation can proceed.
Akanbi instructed SaharaReporters in an interview on Wednesday when he responded to a publication quoting who was from Yorubaland and wouldn’t vote for Bola Tinubu in 2023 was a bastard.
He stated, “I am not a politician by supporting Tinubu, so I do not help individuals to compete for political seats. I simply wished to say that the Yoruba ought to band collectively to vote for our personal individuals when the chance presents itself. If you happen to have a look at me very rigorously, I at all times wished the unity of the Yoruba individuals. “
In response to the mounting pleasure over self-determination for the Oduduwa nation, he argued that Yoruba would contemplate assets to protect them, amongst different issues, earlier than venturing into the method. He said that solely the state of Lagos has the power to be financially unbiased.
“Have you considered the task of officers? Have you considered easy methods to generate income to pay for them? Have you considered how one can be financially unbiased? For instance, in Osun state, it takes about N2 billion to pay civil servants. Did you contemplate that?
“Then you’ll consider different international locations. We now have six states within the southwest, apparently solely Lagos state has the capability. This pleasure about self-determination requires knowledge and consideration. “
By way of the tireless efforts of the socio-cultural organizations that led the agitation, Oluwo von Iwo accused some members of pursuing their very own egocentric pursuits.
“The Afenifere has been politicized. There are only some members who’ve the Yoruba pursuits of their hearts. Ask them in the event that they took the normal rulers away. In Yorubaland, for those who actually know historical past and tradition, you must know that it’s the supreme rulers who’ve the ultimate say.
“Did you’re taking the normal rulers with you in your agitation for the Oduduwa nation? You need to strictly adhere to the choice of the normal rulers in Yorubaland. I’m speaking about Obas’ council in Yorubaland. There is just one council of conventional rulers and no matter their determination is ultimate.
“It’s when the chief rulers have come collectively to say that we’re going right here. Sadly, the normal rulers disagree. One can find that this one says that, the opposite says that. With this we can not obtain something tangible. When the normal rulers unite and communicate in unison, we all know the Yoruba nation is prepared. “