Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has described Prof. Banji Akintoye, founder of Ilana Omo Oodua, and other secessionists as hustlers.
The governor had said his state is no party to talks of secession, saying the groups are not welcome in the state.
Akintoye had replied the governor, saying he only speaks for himself adding that he is one of the “neo-liberal and neo-classical elites who will never support the wishes and aspirations of the masses”.
However, Akeredolu, in a statement on Thursday said Akintoye should submit himself to the people if he is so desirous of representing them.
According to him, it is presumptuous, denigrating and condescendingly spiteful for a group of hustlers, living largely in anonymity but struggling for relevance, to keep proclaiming and legislating on issues which affect the destiny of a whole people, without the faintest suggestion of paying even scant regard to their feelings or extending due courtesy to the real representatives of the people whose opinions they discounted as unimportant.