by Kess Ewubare
– Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has faulted the inclusion of the Ijaw nation in the agitation of Oduduwa Republic
– The group said those demanding Oduduwa Republic should leave Ijaw lands out of their agitation
– The IYC, however, said it is not opposed to the aspiration of Oduduwa’s self-determination movement
The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has distanced the Ijaw nation from the agitation of Oduduwa Republic. Guardian reports that the chairman of the IYC transition implementation committee, Kennedy Olorogun, in a statement said those clamouring for Oduduwa Republic should leave the lands and territories belonging to the Ijaw nation out of their agitation.
The group said Ijaw lands and territories cannot be part of the clamor for Oduduwa Republic.
Olorogun said the IYC is not opposed to the aspiration of Oduduwa’s self-determination movement but stated that Ijaw lands and territories should be left out of the composition of the Oduduwa areas.
The group said it was unacceptable for the promoters of Oduduwa to include Ijaw territories in Edo and Delta in the agitation.
“The Ijaw territories of Egbema, Okomu, Gbarai, Olodiama and Furopagha in Edo and Gbaramatu, Ogbe-Ijoh, Isaba, Egbema and Diebiri in the Warri Federal Constituency of Delta, which was included as part of the Oduduwa Republic, are not Yorubalands, but owned by Ijaw people,” it further noted.
The IYC called on the promoters of the Oduduwa Republic to, henceforth, desist from including those areas as part of their Oduduwa agitation. (Legit.ng)