by Dr. Wumi Akintide.
The Fulanis of Nigeria, like our white colonial masters have replaced foreign tyranny with native tyranny, all in the name of keeping Nigeria one at the expense of the South and to their own perpetual benefit.
We in the South are not going to put up with that anymore!
They have put us in chains, stole our lands stole everything from us including our self-esteem and self-worth and have held the South back to enable them catch up before the south can move forward at their own pace again.
The imagery brilliantly summarized in the picture below tell the story better than I can. They plan to use the Koran to subjugate and to subdue the South but we refuse to capitulate.
If the Western Region had been allowed to remain the leader and the pacesetter ln Nigeria like Obafemi Awolowo had already made the old Western Region through his four cardinal programs of Free Education, Free Medical Treatment, Agricultural Revolution, fast Economic Development and Industrialization, Western Region would have been at par with Singapore, one of the four economic tigers of the Pacific today.
Le Kuan Yu and Obafemi Awolowo were colleagues and friends at the great London School of Economic and were both determined to go back home to transform their two respective countries.
Le Kuan Yu had succeeded in doing that in Singapore and Obafemi Awolowo had done the same in Western Region and was going to repeat the same feat at the federal level but his political rivals held him back. They falsely accused him of Treason, threw him in jail, frustrated him and sent him to his grave at the age of 76 in 1987.
Today Nigeria is far behind Singapore in economic, industrial and infrastructural development. (One need not imagine where the Western Region would be now in terms of economic, infrastructural, medical and socio-economic development if Nigeria had stayed with Regional governance, we would be at par with most developed nations of the world and an economic powerhouse, NO DOUBT).
We have tried for more than 100 years since 1914, hoping that things are going to improve and that Nigeria is finally going to break the yoke of colonial domination and not replace it with domestic tyranny imposed on us by the weakest link in our chain of power.
That is exactly what has happened and that is why the Yorubas are now saying for the avoidance of doubt that “Enough is Enough” “Ule Ya, Onibode Apomu”
If the Hausa/Fulani Oligarchy is not ready for a peaceful return to regional autonomy with immediate effect, the Yorubas are serving them notice that, they all can forget about keeping Nigeria one to the detriment of the Yorubas.
We are not going to take it anymore!
Long live the great Oodua Republic!!
We do not seek for war, but we are also fully aware that if we truly want peace, we have got to be prepared for war as a last resort.
End of story.