Yorubaland will be at war for 100 years if Nigeria breaks: Akande

Chief Bisi Akande: warns those agitating for the breakup of Nigeria

By Akeem Abas/Ibadan

Former governor of Osun State and pioneer chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, has warned those agitating for the breakup of Nigeria to bury the idea as it may trigger another bloody civil war.

Akande especially warned agitators from Yorubaland in Nigeria’s west, that the breakup of Nigeria can plunge the region in a renewed war that could last a century.

Akande spoke in Ibadan at the launch of Bayse One Brick House Hotel to mark the 50th birthday of former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Adebayo Adelabu. Adelabu was also the APC candidate in the last governorship election.

Akande appeared to be responding to the clamour by a Yoruba group led by Professor Banji Akintoye, for an Oduduwa Republic, to be carved out of Nigeria.

As reported by the News Agency of Nigeria, Akande said that allowing Yoruba to break away from Nigeria might lead to bloodshed and avoidable civil war that would further decimate the people.

“Those agitating for a Yoruba nation should have a rethink. This country must remain united to save it from war.

“Yoruba will be in war for another 100 years if Nigeria is allowed to break,” he said.

He said that Nigeria was a product of war, adding that the country came into existence after Yoruba people had gone into 100 years of wars.

According to the former governor, most African countries and western world envy Nigeria because the country is the heartbeat of Africa.

Akande alleged that Francophone countries across the world have been praying for Nigeria to break because they weren’t comfortable with the country’s strength.

“Those tormenting Nigeria are doing so because they are products of failed states. It is a difficult task to stop crimes, particularly in a corrupt society.

“Now that some Nigerians are talking about breaking because of difficulties, they didn’t know that a man who can not endure will collapse and die. Only enduring country can stay,” he said.

Adelabu’s project

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State, who inaugurated the project, commended Adelabu, saying the project would meet the yearnings of jobless youths in the state and Nigeria.

He said that Adelabu had embarked on people-oriented projects aimed at providing employment for the youth in Oyo State, Nigeria and Africa.
Earlier, Adelabu said that his defeat in the 2019 election was only a delay and not denial.

Adelabu said that his loss in the election was a blessing in disguise, adding that it would make him a better governor than he would have been in 2019.
He said that his interest in the governorship race was still very much alive, promising to double his efforts in 2023.

The event was attended by Dr Obafemi Hamzat, the deputy governor of Lagos State and Chief Moses Adeyemo, former deputy governor of Oyo State.

Others were Chief Akin Oke, APC Chairman in Oyo State, Mr Akeem Adeyemi, Mr Segun Odebunmi, among other dignitaries.

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  • If there is war, it won't last for 3 years. On what premise is 100 years based on, Babalawo Akande?

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    • War won't last for 3 years? Have you ever thought of what carnage a 7-days was could be?

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  • Only the mentally lazy Nigerians want the country to break up, they somehow think that when broken, they will become rich from doing nothing as they have been doing in Nigeria

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  • With or Without D likes of AKANDE and co , Yoruba Exit is Sure sooner than later . No body is proud of this Nigeria any more. If they dont`t like to join us , we shall move out of Nigeria without them . TIME-UP.

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    • Good luck to you. Omode to ba so wipe enu agba nrun..............................

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  • Akande statement is a reckless statement from an old man that is bias portraying Yoruba as people who cannot manage themselves which is a blatant lie.

    Yoruba will break out of Nigeria and your children will never be allowed to benefit, if Akande did not know what to say let his likes keep quiet.

    Yoruba can never fight ourselves again. We would break away from Nigeria and do better and become a prosperous Oduduwa Nation.

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  • Akande and Tinubu are always on the wrong side of history. If you are living in a house and all the occupants are living in fear of one another will you continue to live there? There is no way the Yoruba can slip back to the 18th century war era. Akande should not be an apostle of doom just because he is benefiting disproportionately from the present awkward arrangement called Nigeria.

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  • Coward. The two that sold Yoruba to the North... TINUBU and AKANDE

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    • Bravo Tony. U r right.

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  • Na talk be dis or what ?

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