Yoruba Rally Around The Igbo In Lagos, Implore Them To Ignore Adeyinka Grandson's Message Of Hate And Call For His Re-arrest In The UK [Video]
If Adeyinka Grandson and the Yoruba Youths for Freedom (YYC) were hoping to sow seeds of discord between the Igbo and Yoruba, as they have repeatedly attempted to do in the past, with its now viral video calling for the quit notice from Lagos and violent attacks against all Igbo - it has failed miserably.
In fact the reaction has been the exact opposite as several Youruba groups including Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka have called on the Igbo to ignore the vile message of hate.
In the recent video, Adeyinka issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the Igbo, warning that those who refuse to leave will be dealt with.
“This is a warning to the Igbo people in Yorubaland. We are giving you a 48-hour ultimatum from today, Friday 23rd October, 2020 until Sunday, 25th of October, 2020 to leave Yorubaland,
“From Monday 26th of October, we will close the roads, stop all the vehicles across Yorubaland and every Igbo national will be dealt with accordingly. What happened at Ore in Ondo state in August 1967 are just highlights of what we are going to do from Monday, 26th October, 2020.”
First of all the apex body of all Yoruba youths the Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide (YCYW) vehemently condemned the statement and video in its entirety .
"We therefore reiterate in strong terms that on one Nigeria we stand, precipitating the virtual meeting dated 24th October, 2020 between the leadership of Yoruba and Igbo youths led by Aare Barr. Oladotun Hassan, President, Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide and Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro President General Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, we hereby jointly agreed to build stronger bond more than ever before by calling all Yorubas and Igbos to continue to maintain peace and harmony in Nigeria.
"We are using this medium call for the immediate arrest of Adeyinka Grandson by the Inspector General of Police through Interpol and United Kingdom (UK) law enforcement agencies.
" Based on this premise, we implore all Nigerians in entire Yoruba land to go about their lawful duties and living without any fear of molestation and attacks, while we call on Nigerians to be in love, peace and harmony."
So too has the Oduduwa Nation who has also bombed Adeyinka Grandson and the YCC and directed both Yoruba and Igbo nationwide to ignore the tribalistic comments.
Then it was Soyinka's turn. The professor of literature said Igbo indigenes should avoid being threatened by some persons who seek to create disharmony in the country.
“Normally, one should totally ignore the social dregs. However, in the present atmosphere where FAKE NEWS is so easily swallowed and acted upon without reflection, I feel once again obliged to denounce this recurrent obscenity.
“As for our brother and sister Igbo, I hope they have learnt to ignore the toxic bilge under which some Nigerian imbeciles seek to drown the nation.
“It is time also, I believe, to also enter the following admonition: one cannot continue to monitor and respond to the concoctions of these addicts of falsehood, and their assiduous promoters who have yet to learn to wipe the filth off their tablets.
“The patrons of social platforms should develop the art of discrimination. Some attributions are simply so gross that, to grant them even a moment’s latitude of probability diminishes the civic intelligence of the recipient.”
In August 2019, Grandson was arrested in London for allegedly “stirring racial discrimination” against the Igbo and Fulani ethnic groups and also “encouraging terrorism”
It will be interesting to see how the UK authorities will now react.
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