Yoruba self-determination group, Ilana Omo Oodua, has said there is no going back on the rally for the actualisation of Yoruba Nation scheduled for Saturday (today).
To this end, the group has written another letter to the Commissioner, Lagos State Police Command, Hakeem Odumosu.
Ilana Imo Oodua, under the leadership of renowned historian, Prof. Banji Akintoye, said it was the duty of the police to provide security for those attending the rally in order for it not to be hijacked by hoodlums.
The letter, a copy of which was sent to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, was signed by General Secretary of the group, George Akinola, and Legal Adviser, Olasupo Ojo.
The Communications Manager of Ilana Imo Oodua, Maxwell Adeleye, said on Friday in a statement: “Our rally scheduled to hold on Saturday will still hold without any fear or intimidation and we promise to be peaceful like we have always been.
“We have been peaceful, orderly and lawful at everywhere we have visited, therefore, we call on the Lagos State Police Command to ensure that the rally is not hijacked by hoodlums.
“We are happy that the police already know that hoodlums are likely to hijack the rally.
“Now, we call on the police to ensure such does not happen like it didn’t happen in Ekiti, Ondo, Osun, Oyo and Ogun States respectively where we’ve held our rallies.
“It is the duty of the police to safeguard our peaceful demonstration and protect us.
“On our own part, we promise to cooperate with the police towards ensuring that the rally is peaceful and orderly.”