…says Tinubu can never win any election
The leader of Yoruba Nation agitators, Professor Banji Akintoye, has assured his followers and supporters to be ready to embrace a country of their own in the coming months.
Akintoye has been championing the agitation for an independent Yoruba Nation from Nigeria.
Speaking with our correspondent in an exclusive interview, the professor emeritus said the plans to have Yoruba citizens break out of Nigeria is almost concluded.
He said his group had written to President Muhammadu Buhari on the decision of Yoruba citizens to exit Nigeria and have their own independent nation.
Akintoye said, “We have written to President Muhammadu Buhari on our decision to leave Nigeria and have our own country and we are expecting his response before the end of September. The only means for Yoruba survival is to have a country of our own. We are not a small nation; we are about 50 million. How many countries in the world have such a population?
“We are determined to achieve it soon. We are not talking of years, we are talking of months. And our people are praying for the Yoruba Nation to come into reality very soon. I know that millions of people are praying, and we will have it soon.
“If you look at the situation in Nigeria, no one would allow his relatives abroad to come back to Nigeria.”
Speaking on Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate’s ambition to be the next president, Akintoye said, “Tinubu can never win any election. In fact, there may be no election at all. Even if he wins, he cannot on his own restructure the country because the Fulanis will never agree with him to restructure the country.
“They are the conquerors of Nigeria. The Hausa may agree, the Igbo may agree, Yoruba may agree, but the Fulanis will never agree.”
On the next action to take if President Buhari turns down by his group request to exit Nigeria, Akintoye said, “If his response says no to our request, saying the unity of Nigeria is not negotiable then, we have a new situation in our hands. Then, we will sit down and design our response to that.