Popular Yoruba nationalist, Prof Banji Akintoye has come out to say that Yoruba people only agitated for freedom in the country but never asked for the break up of Nigeria.
He revealed this recently while speaking on AM120 – a television breakfast show of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State,(BCOS).
According to him, Yorubas believe in unity and building a country, not breaking it, so reports saying otherwise are all lies.
He added that Yorubas have a strong and very clear tradition of religious tolerance in the world.
His words, “It is also been recognised that the Yoruba have a strong and very clear tradition of religious tolerance in the world,”
“With admission to UNPO, we now have an agency that can maximise our voice in what we desire,”
“We want to go back to that original plan in which each federating unit is free to manage its life without interference.”