The Yoruba self-determination rally organised by a group sympathetic to the secession of the Yoruba ethnic group from Nigeria held in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, on Saturday with Sunday Adeyemo, a Yoruba rights activist popularly known as Sunday Igboho, in attendance.
It was learnt that the agitators in support of the rally regrouped under November 27 Bridge along Osogbo/Gbongan Road, Osogbo, where the rally held.
Igboho arrived at the venue of the rally around 1:45pm on Saturday.
Members of Ilana Omo Oodua, a pro–Yoruba nation group, were also seen at the rally carrying placards with various inscriptions such as “We want Freedom” and “Omo Yoruba Ile Ti Ya” among others.
Speaking at the rally, Igboho said there will be no election in Yoruba land in 2023.
According to him, the Yoruba nation must leave Nigeria now, insisting that the Yoruba people are no more slaves to the northerners.
He claimed that Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun State, allowed the Yoruba nation agitators to hold the rally in Osogbo and provided them with security.
While seeking unity among Yorubas, Igboho asked all that are aggrieved to come together.
The conveyance of the protest had led to the deployment of heavily armed security personnel across the Osun State capital, with operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS), Nigeria Police, the military Joint Task Force (JTF), Amotekun, and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) seen at Oke-Fia, Old Garage, Freedom Park, Alekuwodo, Ola-Iya interjection and Fagbewesa areas of the city.