The Yoruba Self-Determination Group, Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO), has said that their ealier scheduled Yoruba Nation rally in Lagos will still hold on Saturday, July 3.
This was disclosed in a statement by Mr. Maxwell Adeleye, the group’s Communications Manager, on Friday.
“Our rally scheduled to hold on Saturday will still hold without any fear or intimidation and we promise to be peaceful like we have always been.”
In another letter to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, copied to the Governor of the state, Mr. Babatunde Sanwoolu through the General Secretary and Legal Adviser, the IOO group urged the state Police Command to ensure that the proposed rally goes on peacefully, without being hijacked by hoodlums as earlier insinuated by the police.
“We have been peaceful, orderly and lawful at everywhere we have visited, therefore, we call on the Lagos State Police Command to ensure that the rally is not hijacked by hoodlums.
“We are happy that the Police already know that hoodlums are likely to hijack the rally. Now, we call on the police to ensure such does not happen like it didn’t happen in Ekiti, Ondo, Osun, Oyo and Ogun States respectively where we’ve held our rallies.
“It is the duty of the Police to safeguard our peaceful demonstration and protect us. On our own part, we promise to cooperate with the police towards ensuring that the rally is peaceful and orderly,” the statement read.
The statement and letter from the IOO group are allegedly connected to the recent attack on the home of Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Sunday Igboho in Ibadan.
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