The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, and other South-West leaders have warned the self-acclaimed Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho and other secessionist to desist from their agitation.
They gave the warning at a meeting which held in Lagos House, Marina, on Sunday.
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At the meeting were the National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Governors of Lagos, Ogun and Osun states, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu , Governor Dapo Abiodun and Adegboyega Oyetola respectively and Chief Bisi Akande, former National Chairman of the party.
Others were General Alani Akinrinde (rtd), former Governor of Ogun State Aremo Segun Osoba, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Pius Akinyelure, among others.
Daily Trust learnt that the meeting was in response to the raging agitation for Yoruba nation by a section of the region, with several rallies held in South-West states.
The agitation has created a crack in the region as many of the Governors and political leaders are in opposition to it.
The opposition was further accentuated on Sunday as the Governors, Tinubu and other political leaders in the region warned those indulging in the agitation “to desist forthwith.”
Akande, who read the nine-point communique, said “they renew their belief in the unity, stability and sustainability of the country.”
Meanwhile, an APC Chairmanship hopeful, Mall. Saliu Mustapha has hailed the resolutions of the South-West APC Leaders at their Lagos meeting.
Mustapha in a statement commended the APC Leaders and stakeholders from the South-West, led by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for “their well thought out positions on the national polity after their strategic meeting today in Lagos.”
He said, “The positions of the South-West as encapsulated in the communique are capable of stabilizing the polity at this critical time in the life of the country.
“Leaders of thought from across the country have a moral responsibility not to overheat the polity, and one of the strategic ways to achieving this is to be measured and deliberate in our crisis communication.
“The position of the South-West is not only prompt, consistent and credible but also offered a rapid recognition of the danger at hand. It will no doubt inspire a sense of purpose among the citizens of the zone.”
He urged other leaders, from other regions, “to take a cue from our party’s stakeholders in the South-West.”
“We all have a responsibility to de-escalate the situation, because at the end of the day, if Nigeria works, it works for all, and vice-versa,” he added.