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Group Alleges Plans By A Lagos-Based Politician To Distrucpt Oct. 1 Protest

By Seyifunmi Odunuga/Folasade Oduwale

IBADAN – A coalition of Yoruba group in the Diaspora, Yoruba One Voice (YOV), has alleged plot by a popular Lagos politician to disrupt a peaceful protest by the group slated for Thursday, October 1, 2020.

A statement signed by the group’s spokesperson, Zacheaus Somorin claimed the politician plans to sponsor miscreants to disrupt the peaceful protest.

The group claimed information from its sources revealed that each of the 500 hoodlums would be given N5, 000 each to carry out the task.

“Ideologically, YOV is no longer interested in a country that is seeking loan to develop another country, Niger Republic to be specific, with a rail network. We are not interested in a country that finds it palpably impossible to provide adequate security, electricity, quality road, food security, job security, affordable housing scheme, quality education, and good public health sector. Nigeria is a country that doesn’t believe in the rule of law, hence, fated to have a negative image, globally.

“The Nigerian-state is preponderant with nepotism – a centrally minded and clannish leader. This is evident in the Katsina State’s situation where 22 federal projects are actively going on, including refineries,” the statement read in part.

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