Emerging report indicates that thousands of youths, women, and Leaders of Yoruba race, are currently occupying some streets in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, in demand for Oduduwa Republic, under President Muhammadu Buhari’s watch.
The protesters were in front of Mapo Hall, in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
They are led by a Yoruba group, “Ilana Omo Oodua”, clamouring for self determination.
The group is led by Professor Banji Akintoye, a former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The protest, which was supposed to start around 9am, on Saturday, could not start until 11am, due to heavy Security presence at the entrance, and around Mapo Hall.
The protesters, having sensed heavy Security presence, later mobilised to the front of Mapo, to begin the protest.
Some of those who spoke, noted that the Yoruba nation has suffered enough in Nigeria.
One of the Leaders of the group, Bashorun Kunle Adesokan, maintained that it is time for Yoruba race to have their own country.
He said: “Yorubas have suffered enough. We are not in support of the 2023 elections.
“We are telling all Politicians not to contest. They should not contest to waste their money.”
The Publicity Secretary of the group, Maxwell Adeleye, confirmed that the Security Agencies did not allow the protest to hold at Mapo Hall, as earlier scheduled.
He said: “Dear colleagues, the Police in Mapo, Ibadan, said they are at the venue to prevent hoodlums from hijacking the rally for Yoruba Self-Determination, and not stopping it from holding.”