Again, Yoruba leader, Akintoye rejects Tinubu
Yoruba leader, Professor Banji Akintoye rejects Bola Ahmed Tinubu, APC Presidential Candidate
Professor Banji Akintoye, the head of the Yoruba Nation’s self-determination movement, has withdrawn from a congress of the movement’s highest authority, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, which is due to take place in Ibadan on Tuesday, November 1. (today).
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress’s presidential candidate, was charged by Akintoye with employing some members of the self-determination movement against the movement in order to advance his presidential ambitions.
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The IOO leader, who made this claim in a statement on Monday, claimed he had to do this to refute Funmi Soyemi’s assertion that a world congress of Ilana Omo Oodua will take place tomorrow in Ibadan.
“The few agents of Nigerian politicians in the struggle are the people planning the congress,” Akintoye stated.
The All Progressives Congress’s presidential candidate Bola Tinubu is currently enlisting a few ambitious individuals to undermine me or entirely dismantle the self-determination movement.
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I am letting everyone who is Yoruba know that I did not give the meeting of Ilana Omo Oodua permission to take place tomorrow in Ibadan, Oyo State.
A small group of individuals working for Nigerian politicians, who are determined to tarnish our heroic cause, are responsible for the gathering.
“I hereby distance myself from such a gathering, and I want the world to know that Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide is not aware of, nor has any authority over, the meeting. As a result, all decisions made at the meeting are invalid.
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As a result, I beg you to ignore all of his agents operating within our system and intensify your attention on the fight we are waging for freedom and emancipation.
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