Igbo Thunderbolt news media correspondent, who is monitoring the procession, reports that the protesters are currently at the front of Mapo Hall in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The protesters are led by a Yoruba group, “Ilana Omo Oodua”, clamoring for self determination.
The group is led by Professor Banji Akintoye, a former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The protest, which was supposed to start around 9.am on Saturday, could not start until 11.am due to heavy security presence at the entrance and around Mapo Hall.
The protesters having sensed heavy security presence later mobilized to the front of Mapo to begin the protest.
Some of those who spoke, noted that Yoruba nation had suffered enough in Nigeria.
One of the leaders of the group, Bashorun Kunle Adesokan maintained that it was time for Yoruba race to have their own country.
He said, “Youuba have suffered enough. We are not in support of the 2023 elections.
“We are telling all politicians not to contest. They should not contest to waste their money.”
Publicity Secretary of the group, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye who spoke with igbo Thunderbolt correspondent confirmed that the security agencies did not allow the protest to hold at Mapo Hall as earlier scheduled.
He said, “Dear Colleagues, the Police in Mapo, Ibadan said they are at the venue to prevent hoodlums from hijacking the rally for Yoruba Self-Determination, and not stopping it from holding.”
With this development, Igbo peoples union enjoin all Nigerians of good conscience to encourage this courageous group in their quest for Oduduwa republic and by extension the Biafra republic as it is the only panacea to the long sufferings of the citizens of this contraption called Nigeria.
Igbo politicians should take a cue from this erudite scholar and a Senator who decided to lead the agitation for the liberation of his Yoruba people against all odds.
Imagine what will happen if notable Igbo scholars, intelligentsias, business gurus, technocrats and politicians join hands in the quest for the Actualization of Biafra! This is a clarion call to all Igbos to come together as one and do the needful before it becomes late as in our opinion, the only remedy to the unity of Nigeria is by settling all the zones with the position of the country’s presidency if actually we are one Nigeria. Therefore, It is now crystal clear that 2023 is the turn of Ndigbo to produce the Nigeria presidency and anything short of it might attract a dire consequences which might eventually lead to Nigeria’s dissolution.(“Remember that things can only fall apart when the Centre can no longer hold”)