Yoruba Nation Self-Determination Group, Ilana Omo Oodua, and Sunday Igboho’s aide have reconfirmed that the pro-Yoruba Nation’s rally scheduled to hold in Lagos on, Saturday, 3rd July, will go on as planned.
Confirming the information, Olayomi Koiki who is an aide to Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Igboho, has however raised an alarm that the Nigerian police should be held responsible if the Yoruba Nation rally turned violent in Lagos State.
He said this in a Facebook broadcast early Friday morning, saying that the Yoruba Nation Rally would hold in Lagos on Saturday despite a police warning.
According to Olayomi: “I heard that the commissioner of police said no rally will hold, tell them to expect us. We will know who owns Lagos on Saturday between Yoruba people or Sanwo-Olu or police. We will all meet on Saturday during the rally.
“If everything will be ruined, let it be on Saturday. They have the choice of letting us have our protest peacefully or causing violent. Police should be held responsible for any violence.
“Let us take all our grievances to Ojota at 9 am on Saturday.”
Reconfirming the scheduled Lagos rally for Saturday, Ilana Omo Oodua group made this known in a statement on Friday.
The statement made available by the group’s spokesperson, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye, was titled, “Yoruba Nation’s Rally To Hold Tomorrow in Lagos – Ilana Omo Oodua … Writes Sanwoolu, Odumosu, Says “It is the duty of Police to ensure the rally is not hijacked by hoodlums”.
According to the statement: “Our rally scheduled to hold on Saturday will still hold without any fear or intimidation and we promise to be peaceful like we have always been.
“We have been peaceful, orderly and lawful at everywhere we have visited, therefore, we call on the Lagos State Police Command to ensure that the rally is not hijacked by hoodlums.
“We are happy that the Police already know that hoodlums are likely to hijack the rally. Now, we call on the police to ensure such does not happen like it didn’t happen in Ekiti, Ondo, Osun, Oyo and Ogun States respectively where we’ve held our rallies.
“It is the duty of the Police to safeguard our peaceful demonstration and protect us. On our own part, we promise to cooperate with the police towards ensuring that the rally is peaceful and orderly.”