Supporters of the Yoruba Nation are not relenting in their campaign for self-determination, as they have declared that they will present their case at the 76th UN General Assembly in September.

The umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, had endorsed the ongoing petition being pushed by the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS), which urged the Federal Government to conduct a referendum. One of the leaders of Ilana Omo Odua, Prof. Wale Adeniran, in a zoom conversation organised by UK-based Heritage Multimedia TV on Tuesday explained the UN General Assembly would be an opportunity to explain the Yoruba Nation agitation to world leaders.

Adeniran further disclosed he would speak to Prof. Banji Akintoye with respect to participating in the session as part of efforts to consolidate the ongoing struggle.

The 76th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 76) will open on Tuesday, 14 September 2021 in New York, USA, with the first day of the high-level General Debate, slated for Tuesday, 21 September 2021 and the session will end Thursday, 30 September 2021.

“You’ve hit it right in front of the head, that’s a golden opportunity for us to present our case forcefully, before the entire world. So that one week, impress it on all Yoruba people all over the world to descend on New York and the UN general assembly.

“I am going to point out to Prof. Akintoye that we would have to be part of the event in the US,” Adeniran, a pioneer Commissioner of Education in Osun State, and former Director of the Institute of African Studies at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife said.

On the petition submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC), he said, it’s all left to the group to push their case and continue to shout it.

“We’ve submitted our letter and it has been acknowledged, it is now left for us to embark on aggressive propaganda for the ICC to look into the case, you know they are humans too.

“That we have filed a petition, is not sufficient, we have to keep making noise about it.”

Also speaking at the virtual session, Akintoye charged all supporters not to give up on the struggle. He also commended the efforts of the media in supporting the struggle,.

He, therefore, expressed dismay over those spreading false rumors and false reportage about Sunday Igboho.

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