The Yoruba areas of Kwara and Kogi states have demanded a boundary adjustment to merge them with their kin in the South West.
They occupy seven local government areas in Kwara South senatorial zone and five in Kogi State.
The group has forwarded a memorandum to the National Assembly on the platform of the Kwara South Consultative Forum.
Joseph Aderibigbe, National President of the forum and first secretary to Kwara State Government in 1967, said the group submitted the memorandum to the National Assembly’s Committee on Review of the Nigerian Constitution.
The group added that the Yoruba in the group should have their own administrative units like others within the proposed region. It further demanded that the rest of the Yoruba in the remaining five LGAs of the state should be part of Kwara Yoruba to be merged with the proposed Western Region through a referendum.
“The Yoruba of Kwara South occupying seven out of the 16 LGAs in the state and their counterparts in Kogi state were not given any say to determine where they wanted to be and who they wanted to live with before lumping them in with the Northern Protectorate, contrary to their right to self-determination as enshrined in the United Nations Atlantic Charter.
“The search for freedom, liberty, independence and self-determination for our people, born and unborn, therefore continues. We want a group and region to which we truly belong, where respect between us and others is reciprocal. We can no longer tolerate second-class citizenship, marginalisation and domination in a place and state that is supposed to be for all of us who live in it,” the memorandum read.