Ban on self-determination: Group accuses Akeredolu of promoting terrorism

A group, Apapo Oodua Koya, (AOKOYA) has accused Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu of promoting terrorism by asking promoters of Yoruba self determination not to come to the state.

In a statement issued on Friday signed by the Convener, Capt Muftau Akeredolu (rtd) also described as ‘irresponsible’ the attack on a Yoruba leader, Professor Adebanji Akintoye who Akeredolu on Wednesday described as “hustler.”

The statement said Akintoye was a senator that represented Ondo State comprising today’s Ekiti State adding that in qualitative terms, Akintoye’s mandate cannot be compared with Akeredolu who obtained his mandate through day-light robbery and malice against common and ancestral Yoruba laws.

“Akeredolu represents the vucious and rogue Nigerian state. He benefits from the blood money and the criminal enterprise that have brought pain, misery and agony to every home in Nigeria.’

The group insists Akeredolu lacks legitimacy saying that he won with 292, 830, being 0.05 percent of the mandate of 4 million people in Ondo State.

The group said Akeredolu’s attack on a Yoruba leader, Prof Akintoye describing him as a ‘hustler’ diminishes the reputation and ethical orientation of the Ondo State Governor and shows the wide gap between him and the burning desires and aspirations of the people of Ondo State.

The group said Akeredolu who claims to lead Ondo State has no solution to the spread of armed men that have occupied forests in Ondo State, no solution to the killing of the daughter of Yoruba leader, Rueben Fasoranti, the murder of a first class Oba, the Olufon of Ifon, the rape of mothers and girls, the ceaseless abductions in Ondo State, driving away farmers from their land by Fulani herdsmen and the reign of siege, terror and anomie in Ondo State yet lay fraudulent claim to legitimacy.

“The reign of terror in Ondo State and across Yoruba make no meaning to Akeredolu and his hands-in-gloves crooks who arrogantly preside over the path to conquest and ruin of Yoruba Nation,” the group said.

It added ‘This is because Akeredolu and his family live at the expense of the people whose sweat provide all their needs and wants, they are also fortified by soldiers and a retinue of police men enough to guard 10 local governments in Ondo State put together. They don’t feel the pain. They are anti-history.‘

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