The umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, has reconfirmed that the pro-Yoruba Nation’s rally scheduled to hold in Lagos on Saturday will go on as scheduled.
The group headed by Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye, made this known in a statement on Friday.
The statement released by the group’s spokesperson, Maxwell Adeleye, said that the rally was still scheduled to hold on Saturday and that it was the duty of the police to ensure that it was peaceful.
The statement partly read, “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.
“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.”