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Oduduwa Republic Not Feasible, Akande Warns Secessionists

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*Says Yoruba would be embroiled in”100 years of war” amongst themselves if Nigeria breaks up

Jude Johnson

Amidst calls for the exit of Yoruba from Nigeria, a former chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bisi Akande, has predicted that the breakup of the country will not augur well for people from the South West.

Akande warned that if the Yoruba people should eventually get Oduduwa Republic, they would be “in war” with themselves for the next 100 years.

The former Osun State governor gave the warning while speaking at the commissioning of Base 1 Bricks Hotel in Ibadan to mark the 50th birthday of a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Adebayo Adelabu.

He said, “Those agitating for the 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.

According to Akande, the Yoruba ethnic group does not need another civil war as Nigeria itself came into existence after a war.

His warning came ahead of the planned protest scheduled for October 1, Nigeria’s Independence Day, by Yoruba secessionists.

Akande, who alleged that some world powers were praying for the country’s breakup, said: “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 an enduring country can stay,” he said

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