YORUBA NATION PROTAGONIST PLANS MARCH TO UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
■ Yoruba Nation notable activist, Prof Banji Akintoye in a press statement via his spokesman revealed he will lead a “one million march” to the United Nations General Assembly in September to demand a referendum on self-determination and abolition of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution.
According to the press release, the emeritus professor of history would be joined by other self-determination activists from the South and Middle Belt of Nigeria on 14 to 21 September during the 76th session of the United Nation General Assembly in New York.
These activists will be made up of members of the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS) who signed the constitutional force majeure declared on December 16, 2020, rejecting the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria and calling for a United Nations supervised referendum.
The statement also stated that contrary to media reports, there are no plans to make any official presentation at the UNGA but “All the sons and daughters of the Lower Niger (South-East, South-South, South-West and Middle Belt) living in the United States of America are being mobilized to stand up for their Indigenous Nationalities by participating in the one week one Million March for the liberation of their people.”
‘The planned march shall be historic and epoch-making. We want the world to see the level of injustice, oppression and intimidation going on in Nigeria,” the statement read.