By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The Labour Party in Ogun State has said it is unintelligent for the Yoruba ethnic group to pull out of Nigerian nation.
Recall that in recent times, calls for Oduduwa Republic have gathered so much momentum, especially in Ogun State, where the agitators clashed with the police during a rally on Saturday.
But speaking journàlists, Labour Party chairman in the state, Abayomi Arabambi, said “Yorubas have invested far too much in Nigeria for us to support separation. It will be very unintelligent.”
Arabambi stated that most of those involved in what he called the, “dangerous and volatile attempt at separation” are people with dual citizenship or those seeking asylum in choice countries.
He said “If you start to look at the names involved in this dangerous and very volatile attempt at separation despite its grave possible consequences, just try to match them with their antecedents and you will become very reluctant to be part of this their harebrained venture.
“We in Labour Party are aware that most of those proponents of divisiveness, separation and call for revolution either have dual citizenship or seek connections to get an asylum in choice countries with valid visa,” he said.
According to Arabambi, there is no room for pretence or denial of the current agitations for separation from most of the federating units in Nigeria, saying many are trying to moderate their call for separation with a call for what they refer to as restructuring.
He claimed that, “In the case of the call for a Yoruba Nation, it is anchored on the acceptable alternative of restructuring the federation.
“First, before trying to look into the causes of these calls for separation, we need to be concerned about certain facts, likely to be seen as political opportunism on the part of most self-appointed tribal champions of these calls. Have they been thorough in the process? Are they truly and sincerely representing the aggregate opinion of the majority?” he asked.