The convocation of a Sovereign National Conference has been described as panacea to the myriad of problems plaguing the country.
In the alternative to this, a restructured Nigeria where Oodua Republic will be on its own is seen as another possible solution to Nigeria’s problems.
These were the views of the Coalition Of Oodua Self Determination group (COSEG) in a press statement issued on Monday, 28 September, 2020 in Lagos.
The statement signed by Comrades Dayo Ogunlana and Dele Daramola, Chairman and Publicity Secretary respectively of the group’s Cordinating Committee, expressed the group’s support for the persistent call for Oodua Republic based on a restructured Nigeria.
This, the group noted, would serve as panacea to the clear case of constitutional lopsidedness and rigidity of the leaders in convocation of a soverign Conference.
According to COSEG, “we have been persistently called upon to state our stand on the call for Oodua Republic, especially at the roaring protest planned by some groups for October 1st. We wish to clearly state that, though we are not part of the organizers of the October 1st protest, we support the clarion call for Oodua Republic and also affirm that we will always support this call at any time most especially when our call for convocation of Sovereign National Conference has not been heeded”.
However, the group maintained that it will not support a violent protest on this demand noting that a peaceful demand without bloodletting should be encouraged while calling on the organizers of the October 1st Oodua Republic rally to count on its support, insisting that has been the wish of all genuine Yoruba men and women.
“The call for Oodua Republic has been the wish of genuine Yoruba sons and daughters especially when Nigeria leaders are massively looting the resources of the country, when poverty is on the increase, when our constitution is being applied unlawfully, when agony and mystery are just too much,” COSEG noted.