A monarch within the Somolu-Bariga space of Lagos, Oba Gbolahan Timson says restructuring is now not a treatment to Nigeria’s quite a few issues.
He recognized the answer because the disintegration of the nation alongside ethnic traces.
The conventional ruler said that the nation is broken past repairs and monetary democracy which has been supplied as an answer is just too late to redeem the destruction of Nigeria.
He additionally mentioned the Oyo State-based rights activist, Sunday Igboho has simply rewritten his title as certainly one of Yoruba legends to be remembered in historical past due to his selfless efforts to understand the sovereignty of the Yoruba nation.
Timson disclosed this in a video on Monday whereas reacting to the huge supporters that Sunday Igboho had amassed inside a in need of time frame.
“Restructuring is too late. It’s no longer a solution. The nation is faulty beyond repairs. If it’s for me and my household, I support Sunday Igboho and other Yoruba agitators for self-determination of the Yoruba people to have the Oduduwa Republic. When they have been telling the Nigerian government about regional resource control and fiscal federalism, they didn’t heed the call,” Timson mentioned.
The monarch, nonetheless, mentioned that he would like that Yoruba folks break free from Nigeria with out warfare, whereas including that the agitation for self-determination grew to become so paramount to Igboho as a result of some murderous Fulani herders killed his relative who had lately relocated to the nation to put money into massive scale farming.
“But, all I’m explicit about is that we must always not go to warfare. We mustn’t carry arms to separate or secede. The cause why Igboho is hell-bent on the Oduduwa Republic was that the Fulani herdsmen killed his relative.
“His relative had made a fortune abroad and came to Nigeria to invest in large scale farming, but these criminal Fulani people killed him on his farm. There was no way such a heinous act would not trigger agitation. He believed if he didn’t take any action to separate the Yoruba people from these Fulani, this would continue,” he added.
The Oba additional mentioned that previous legends in Yoruba folklore at all times gained their battles however most of their setbacks got here from betrayal from their very own folks, stressing that the Yoruba folks ought to help Sunday Igboho.
He additionally mentioned that one of many repercussions of such betrayal was the rationale why Lisabi and Alaafin Aole cursed the Yoruba nation.
“And let me inform you, there is no such thing as a manner the trendy historical past of Yoruba can be written now that Sunday Igboho is not going to be there due to his selfless service to rescue Yoruba folks from trendy slavery. Sunday Igboho might be likened to previous courageous Yoruba warlords like Lisabi, Ogendengbe of Kiriji War, Adubi, and others.
“Yoruba folks from Egba betrayed Lisabi after he fought for them, and he cursed them. That was the rationale for all these problems with Abiola and Shonekan, Awolowo and Ogundipe and the remaining in trendy politics. There wouldn’t be time for me to go deep into it.
“Sunday Igboho will succeed with this agitation he has started. There was no warrior in Yoruba that had a purpose that didn’t fulfil it but the obstacle was the curse placed on the Yoruba people due to the betrayal. So we just have to support him. He needs to succeed,” he mentioned.