Yoruba nation agitators under the platform of Ilana Omo Oodua on Saturday stormed the streets of Akure, the capital of Ondo state in continuation of its support rally across the southwest states.
This development is in defiance to warning by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, in March this year, that all agitators for Yoruba nation should stay away from the state.
Recall that Governor Akeredolu said the people of the state have elected to stay in the Federal Republic of Nigeria as constituted at present.
According to the governor, no part of the entire state, known and delineated as Ondo State, would permit any gathering or agitation which may suggest, however remotely, that the people are in support of what he termed ‘unthinking rabble rousing.’
Speaking to newsmen on the development, the spokesperson for the platform, Ilana Omo Oodua, Maxwell Adeleye had assured that the rally would hold without violence or any form of brigàndage.
He said the rally would relentlessly and vociferously demanded for Oduduwa Republic.
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) deployed its personnel to the Isokan Roundabout, venue of the rally.
Women, youths, okada riders are seen sitting in groups waiting for the rally to commence.
Spokesman for the Ondo Police Command, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, said the police would not allow miscreants use the rally to cause havoc like what happened during the #ENDSARS protest.