The Umbrella physique of Yoruba self-determination teams, Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO), has reconfirmed that the pro-Yoruba Nation’s rally scheduled to carry in Lagos on Saturday will go on as scheduled.
The group is headed by famend historian and Second Republic member of the Nigerian Senate, Professor Banji Akintoye.
Meanwhile, the IOO, in one other letter to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, and copied to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Sanwo-Olu by its General Secretary and Legal Adviser, Arc. George Akinola and Barr. Olasupo Ojo respectively, urged the Lagos State Police Command to make sure that the rally is peaceable, orderly and never hijacked by hoodlums as earlier insinuated by the police.
In a press release made accessible to journalists by the group’s Communications Manager, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye, IOO mentioned “our rally sheduled to hold on Saturday will still hold without any fear or intimidation and we promise to be peaceful like we have always been”.
“We have been peaceful, orderly and lawful at everywhere we have visited, therefore, we call on the Lagos State Police Command to ensure that the rally is not hijacked by hoodlums.
“We are completely happy that the police already know that hoodlums are more likely to hijack the rally. Now, we name on the police to make sure such doesn’t occur prefer it did not occur in Ekiti, Ondo, Osun, Oyo and Ogun States respectively the place we have held our rallies.
“It is the duty of the police to safeguard our peaceful demonstration and protect us. On our own part, we promise to cooperate with the police towards ensuring that the rally is peaceful and orderly,” the assertion concluded.