By Our Reporter
A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) on Tuesday raised the alarm a former President and other politicians have begun a grand plot to destroy the current administration.
YAF also alleged the former president, who it did not name, and members of his group had resolved to fund an unnamed freedom fighter “to destabilise Nigeria through his nefarious, unpatriotic and violent agitation for an independent Yoruba nation.”
YAF stated these on Tuesday during a motorcade it organised in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, in continuation of its sensitisation of the people of the South-West to alleged plans by some individuals and groups to launch attacks on security agents and formations in the South-West.
The Forum urged Nigerians, government and security agencies to immediately take appropriate actions against the former president and members of his group “to nip their evil plans in the bud.”
The motorcade, led by hundreds of Okada riders and people dancing to music provided by a live band, went round Abeokuta and other parts of the state to distribute handbills and leaflets calling on the people of the South-West not to fall for the deception by those claiming to be championing Yoruba self-determination and independence, eschew violence, live in peace with other residents of their states and expose troublemakers in their midst.
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The Forum’s National Coordinator, Adesina Animashaun, led hundreds of other YAF members and residents during the motorcade.
Animashaun threatened to mobilise its members across Yorubaland and the country to “confront these unpatriotic former leaders if they fail to desist from their nefarious plans to destabilise the country.”
The Forum urged the police and the other security agencies to take appropriate and urgent steps to deal decisively with these elements bent on fomenting trouble in the South-West and Nigeria as a whole.
It also challenged security agencies to unmask the local and foreign sponsors of these agents of violence in Yorubaland and Nigeria and punish them accordingly.