The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi and the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi on Monday warned against inflammatory comments from each section of the country.
They however lamented destruction of farms by herders and killing of innocent Nigerians on their farm lands.
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The monarchs made this warning when the Oluwo of Iwo paid a courtesy visit to the palace of the Alaafin in Oyo town.
Oba Adeyemi said; “Nigeria is under weak system. The system is no more working. Nigeria’s system of government is failing most especially on security. Security should not be under exclusive legislative list. I’ve attended several fora where security issues are discussed but I used to challenge our state governors. Security wise, they are toothless. If the Inspector General of Police orders for the release of a suspect, no state governor can reverse such order. We have put machineries in place and arrested many kidnappers. We handed them to the police but many of them were later released. This calls for sober reflection
“The agitation for a one Nigeria is noted in the activities of Oluwo. His assignment to lead a united Council of Yoruba Obas is equally noted. The call for ensuring Yoruba produce the next president is a collective assignment. We will defend our land (Yorubaland) while we lend a voice to one Nigeria. I hereby declare for one Nigeria”
Earlier, Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi appealed to the Yoruba people to apply wisdom in their agitation for a divided country, saying there is strength in our diversity.
He further enjoined Yorubas to drum support for the Yoruba presidency under one Nigeria and not beating drum of division.
Oluwo challenged secessionists to recall their federal legislators in their zone, saying doing so we convince us they need a new nation of their own.
He condemned the uncultured statements against Yoruba monarchs by a section of the agitators. He enjoined those in the category to exercise caution in their approach.