Yoruba Nation and Biafra agitators have insisted that the Federal Government cannot stop their protest at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Friday, September 24, 2021.
The Chairman of Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS), Professor Banji Akintoye, made this known in a statement on Thursday, where he also alleged the Federal Government of sponsoring a counter-protest.
Akintoye, whose statement was made available to newsmen through the NINAS Director of Public Communications, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye, said no matter how the Nigerian Government try to scuttle the NINAS Grand March, the will of the people shall prevail.
He said, “We refuse to be rattled. We shall not be intimidated. No Oppressor has ever triumphed against the collective will of the people. The people are the government and power belongs to the people. The people make the Constitution. The sovereignty belongs to the people. Our own strength lies in the hands of the people. Therefore, Our March shall be people’s centered. It shall be peaceful as usual.”
“All the people of the South and Middle-Belt in United States and Canada are urged to troop out in their large number to be present on Friday, 24th September, 2021 opposite the United Nations Headquarters in New York as we demonstrate and expose before the world, the rape of our ancestral land and hijack of our assets and sovereignty by the Fulani-Controlled Nigerian Government.”
The indigenous people of the South and Middle-Belt of Nigeria under the aegis of NINAS is demanding, among other things, the conduct of a regional referendum so that the indigenous people can decide on their nationhood.