The pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has condemned the call for the country to break up, saying the statement credited to Prof. Ango Abdullahi is unpatriotic.
The Secretary-General of the group, Chief Sehinde Arogbofa, while speaking with The PUNCH on Thursday, said there was no need for the country to break up before its problem could be resolved.
But the National Publicity secretary of the Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, told Abdullahi, a former education minister, that the Yoruba were not afraid of the country breaking up.
Odumakin, during an interview with one of our correspondents on Thursday, declared that the chairman of the Northern Elders Forum could not “scare” the Yoruba, who he noted had sacrificed the blood of their people for Nigeria’s unity, with a break-up threat.
The Igbo pan-political group, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, however, believed only the implementation of the report of the 2014 National Conference would avert the breakup of the country.
Punch, September 2
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