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  • Updated: April 16, 2024

Oyo invasion: Yoruba Council of Elders wants invaders treated as coupists

Oyo invasion: Yoruba Council of Elders wants invaders treate

The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) has joined others in condemning the invasion of the Oyo State Governor’s Office and the state House of Assembly by those who styled themselves as Yoruba Nation Agitators.

The YCE described the invasion as a coup just as it insisted that those involved in the act should be treated as coupists and punished accordingly.

The Secretary-General of the YCE, Chief Oladipo Oyewole, while reacting on behalf of the group, said the elders condemned the act, adding that the Federal Government should fish out perpetrators of the act.

Oyewole said: “The ill-fated mission of misguided persons in Military Camouflage/outfit to the Oyo State Government Secretariat Ibadan is bad.

“The Yoruba Council of Elders, YCE, condemn this unlawful invasion in its entirety.

“Unequivocally, we stand to say that the nauseating act is a coup d’etat. It is barbaric and unwarranted. From reports and analysis, it is an ill-conceived action which was dead on arrival.

“We are of the position, in line with the laws of Nigeria, that all the people involved should be treated as coupists and punished accordingly.

“Yoruba land and our inherited culture abhor violence.

“The Yoruba man, because of his Omoluwabi ethos, would maintain decorum and dialogue rather than take part in any forceful takeover.

“The Federal Government of Nigeria should, without delay, deploy its apparatus to fish out parties involved in the dastardly act by all means and mete out judgement commensurate with this dastardly act.

“Going by all indicators, Nigeria is ready for take-off to prosperity through proper planning and application of rules of engagement that will give our nation, the cutting edge we earnestly desire and deserve for our comfort and mutual prosperity. We condemn this unfortunate act in all ramifications.”

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