ABUJA – Adeshina Animashuan, National Coordinator of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) has frowned at the orders issued by the Lagos State Police command stopping the rally and sensitisation motorcade planned by the forum in Lagos State.
YAF, in a statement, expressed regret that the police could not distinguish between it and other groups championing Yoruba self-determination and independence with the disguised objective of destabilising the country.
It noted that its objectives and consistent campaigns for peace throughout Yorubaland, the South-West and all over Nigeria had been misunderstood and misconstrued by the police, which had also misrepresented YAF to the public as one of those groups claiming to be agitating for the creation of a Yoruba nation and the disintegration of the Nigerian state.
On Thursday, Lagos Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, had in a statement warned that the police would deal with YAF members should the group go ahead with scheduled Peace Rally/Sensitisation Motorcade planned to hold at the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park, Ojota.
Animashaun stressed that YAF has no affiliation with any individual or groups championing the disintegration and dissolution of Nigeria under the guise of agitating for a Yoruba Nation as its rallies have been for the peace and unity of the country.