YOLICOM urges UN to supervise referendum to split Nigeria

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Leader, Yoruba Liberation Command (YOLICOM), Kunle Adesokan(left); Spokesperson, George Akinola; Leader, Bunmi Abisogun and Leader, Samuel Olaniyan at the press briefing on the State of the Nation by Yoruba Liberation Command in lagos yesterday 2/10/2018 PHOTO; SUNDAY AKINLOLU

Yoruba Liberation Command (YOLICOM) has called for the dissolution of the country, urging the United Nations (UN) to supervise the referendum towards it.

The group claimed that the Yoruba account for over 25 per cent of Nigeria’s population, adding that at over 50 million, the population is larger than that of many countries.

Its spokesman, George Akinola, told newsmen yesterday that after 58 years of Independence, the country “is shipwrecked” with indications of backwardness.

YOLICOM frowned at President Muhammadu Buhari’s style of leadership, which it said “favours the Hausa/Fulani more than any other ethnic group in the country”, alleging that the development was responsible for the braggadocio of the armed Fulani herdsmen.

Akinola described the country’s democratic process as flawed, adding that elections could no longer guarantee either the freewill of the people or good governance.

He said: “As indicated in the events in Osun and Ekiti states, elections have become a savage stock exchange where the state and politicians institutionalise crime, bribe the electorate with illicit money and ensure that the victor emerges through a totally corrupt and inept system.