Oodua Action Movement: Another Diaspora Voice For Secession?
ElevateNews takes a look at the call for secession by the Oodua Action Movement.
The Coordinator of Oodua Action Movement, Mr. Demola Edward must not come to Nigeria except that he is ready to spend the rest of his life in the cell.
This current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari hates any word that sounds like secession.
Edward in a statement released by the OAM has called for an autonomous Yoruba nation.
The statement was also sent to the United Nations as it called on the Nigerian Government to allow the over 40 million Yoruba ethnic nationality to secede from Nigeria.
This is exactly what the Indigenous People of Biafra has called for, which eventually landed it’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu in prison.
Kanu later jumped bail and he is now speaking from outside the country.
Mr. Edward is free to call for Yoruba autonomous state from the diaspora, he should not try to test his bravery in Nigeria or else, he would be locked up by the Department of State Service without a trial.
Edward should take a lesson from the publisher of Sahara Reporter, Mr. Omoyele Sowore over his calling for revolution.
Sowore did not call for secession but the fact that he convened a protest tagged, “RevolutionNow”, the publisher spent about 100 days in the DSS cell.
There is law in Nigeria but some agencies and their operatives do not obey court order. At present, Sowore cannot travel out of the country because his passport had since been seized.
Edward should also learn that the creation of the Western Nigeria Security Network, known as “Operation Amotekun” nearly hit the rock because a Minister of Justice and Attorney General saw it as a threat and plan to divide Nigeria.
In as much as I like the courage of the Oodua Action Movement to challenge the plague of suspicion among the major ethnic groups, I will advise that the coordinators of this group should not visit Nigeria.
The fight for secession could be fought from outside just as the National Democratic Coalition, NADECO fought the military governments, using the external forces.
There is no doubt that the country is existing on suspicion. No region trusts the other.
There is growing insecurity with both Christians and Muslims being killed by bandits and terrorists. No one is safe. Even atheists and traditionalists are not left out from bandits and terrorists attacks.
Nigerians in diaspora seem to be feeling the burn of the international policy the more now.
They are afraid of coming to Nigeria for the fear of being killed or denied the opportunity to return to their base.
The recent visa ban on Nigeria by the United States has exposed the country to serious ridicule in the international community.
This is one of the reasons why the OAM is calling for an autonomous Yoruba nation that will use its resources to build a better country.