The umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, had endorsed the ongoing petition being pushed by the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS), which urged the Federal Government to conduct a referendum.
One of the leaders of Ilana Omo Odua, Prof. Wale Adeniran, in a zoom conversation organised by UK-based Heritage Multimedia TV on Tuesday evening, explained the UN General Assembly would be an opportunity to explain the Yoruba Nation agitation to world leaders.
Checks shows that the 76th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 76) will open on Tuesday, 14 September 2021 at New York, USA.
The first day of the high-level General Debate will be Tuesday, 21 September 2021 and session will end Thursday, 30 September 2021.
“So that one week, impress it on all Yoruba people all over the world to descend on New York, and the UN general assembly.
“I am going to point out to Prof. Akintoye that we would have to be part of the event in US.”
While giving an update of the Yoruba Nation petition submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC), he said: “The ball is in our court to begin to push our case and continue to shout it.
“That we have filed a petition, is not sufficient, we have to keep making noise about it.”
Akintoye, who spoke at the virtual session, charged all supporters not give up on the struggle.
While he commended the efforts of media in supporting the struggle, he expressed dismay over those spreading false rumors and false reportage about Sunday Igboho.