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Igbimo Omo Yorùbá Condemns Ibadan Fracas; Postpone Foundation’s Official Launching

A pan-Yoruba organization, the Igbimo Omo Yorùbá Foundation (IOY) has condemned in it’s entirety the recent disturbance in ancient city of Ibadan, where a group known as Yoruba Nation agitators caused mayhem in the Oyo State seat of power.

In a statement signed by IOY’s convener who is also a member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, Mr. Adedamola Adetayo emphasized that, “IOY are strong believers that The PROGRESS OF YORÙBÁ PEOPLE shall be achieved through legal means and by continuous intellectual engagement and labour of hard work and not by violence, or any unlawful means.”

The statement reads further,”Following the recent happenings in IBADAN, OYO State, where some group believed to be part of “Yoruba Nation” agitators carried out the calamitous incidents recorded at the Oyo State Secretariat Ibadan on Saturday 13th April 2024, the Board of Trustees of the IGBIMO ỌMỌ YORÙBÁ FOUNDATION [ Hereinafter referred to as IOY] met earlier today to review security situations especially as it concerns our planned activities of 2nd and 11th May 2024.

“For the avoidance of doubt the IOY condemned in strongest terms the said action in its entirety. It is totally against the overall interest of our people and the Omolúàbí ethos of our ancestors which we are known for throughout history and across the world.

“The IOY stand for PEACE, PROGRESS, LAW, AND ORDER within the context of which we shall pursue the objective of reconstructing the fading glory of our mother land.

 

Adedamola Adetayo, Convener, Igbimo Omo Yoruba Foundation

The World press conference earlier scheduled by the foundation to take place in Lagos as well as its formal launching slated for Ibadan in May have been shifted, pending when peace returns to the ancient city.

The release concluded, “In view of the happenings and taking cognizance of the overall interests of our members, the public, and particularly the notable personalities we are arranging to grace our proposed event in IBADAN, the Board of Trustees and Planning Committee have jointly recommended postponement of the dates to such a time when nerves have calm down especially in Ibadan Oyo State. We regret any inconveniences.”

 

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