The Yoruba People Of Kwara and Kogi Want Secession From The North
The Yoruba people of Kwara say they are tired of being in Northern Nigeria. The people of Kwara south senatorial district, through the Kwara South Consultative Forum (KSCF), have submitted their demands to the National Assembly Committee on Review of the Nigerian Constitution.
According to the group, they were lumped with the Northern Protectorate, contrary to their right to self-determination as enshrined in the United Nations Atlantic Charter.
The people are demanding for the merging of the Yoruba of Kwara and Kogi states with their kith and kin in the southwest
The national chairman of the association, Sir Joseph Aderigbigbe said; “The Yoruba of Kwara South occupying seven out of the 16 LGAs in the state and their counterparts in Kogi state were not given any say to determine where they wanted to be and who they wanted to live with before lumping them in with the Northern Protectorate, contrary to their right to self-determination as enshrined in the United Nations Atlantic Charter.
According to him, only the North was included, contrary to the provisions of the United Nations.
“The search for freedom, liberty, independence, and self-determination for our people, born and unborn, therefore continues. We want a group and region to which we truly belong, where respect between us and others is reciprocal.”