Breaking: Anti-Yoruba nation Lagos rally postponed

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The Yoruba Appraisal Forum has postponed its anti-secession agitations rally, which was expected to hold at Gani Fawehinmi Park, Lagos State, on Friday.

According to the organisers, the rally was postponed after police intervention and for adherence to COVID protocol amid rising infection figures.

The YAF National Coordinator, Adesina Animashaun, made this known on Friday.

He said, “I met with the CP on Thursday afternoon and the reasons he gave for us to postpone the really are ideal.

“The CP also asked me to sign an undertaking to call off the rally, walk to forestall gridlock, new wave of COVID-19, among others, which I did.

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“As a law-abiding citizen, I realised that the reasons given by the CP are ideal.

“However, our sensitisation about the need for one Nigeria is not something we push under the carpet. The rally will eventually hold at a later date that we will decide.”

Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, had said in a statement on Thursday that any rally or mass gathering in any part of the state would expose the participants and innocent residents to traffic problems, health hazards and avoidable security infractions.

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