Why Yoruba Will Never Unite
By Adeola Aderounmu
Greed, selfishness, self-centeredness, wickedness, pride, foolishness, arrogance, stupidity.
It is not all that easy to find the exact reasons why Yoruba will never unite but I will try based mostly on recent findings/events.
From a historical perspective, one should be worried how a people so blessed with wisdom, culture and geographical location became slaves in the first place. How can a people so articulate be subdued by any other human race from far or near? If you are more interested in history than me, you should do the findings.
Then if you come to the last century and read the story of Awolowo and Akintola, Obasanjo and Abiola, Obasanjo and Ige, and many more: you will be not only devastated but also heartbroken. A combination of human knowledge that could have taken Yoruba to the top of the world also became a added catalyst to the demolition of the Yoruba kingdom.
I will fast forward to recent years. The last 2 years of my life. But you need to understand that I am in my twenty something year of writing daily/weekly/regularly about the failed country called Nigeria. Nigeria is another story on her own, now probably the worst country to be born or live on a global scale. I should not even bother to expand this essay along the Nigerian line. In my understanding, Nigeria is the greatest tragedy the world had seen since the end of WW2. I have proved that in more than 200 essays.
So about 2 years ago I really got more serious about reclaiming the independence of the Yoruba Nation which was lost totally when the useless former military dictator called Gowon erased the regional system of government and replaced it with a moronic unitary system based on creation of states. Western Nigeria was already under threat co-existing with other regions together in a disunited Nigeria. But after the civil war, senseless idiots like Gowon and other individuals who lack vision, foresight and sense of a civilized future used their military dictatorship to remove the Yoruba Nation (Western Nigeria) from the world map.
Two years ago, I became a very active member of the Ilana Omo Yoruba. It was after I carefully identified the group under the leadership of Professor Akintoye as the guiding ship to the promise land, back to Yoruba Nation (back to Western Nigeria).
Let us be clear, despite the problems between Awolowo and Akintola, Western Nigeria up to the 1960s was one of the most developed places in the world. The education was excellent attracting students and teachers from all over the world. The health infrastructure was the same class as England, and it attracted dignitaries from around the world including the Saudi princess and kings. Our roads and other infrastructure were all good. Employment opportunities abound in western Nigeria (even till today, 2022) and the farming schemes were world class. Western Nigeria was on her way to the top of the world before the military mostly headed by Fulani of uncivilized Northern Nigeria brought down the glory of Western Nigeria.
In the last 2 years, I have seen, heard, and tasted of the disunity of the Yoruba people in terrorized-infested Nigeria and in the abroad (worldwide). I have seen how the Ilana Omo Yoruba became infiltrated, polarized, monetarized, and seriously deviated from the dreams of the leader-Professor Akintoye. I am sure Akintoye had made some many concessions and compromise such that the situation went out of hand. The compromise must have been many. I was at a meeting where Baba said no one should be booted out of it. If I was to decide, I would have booted that element out of the meeting because it was clear the person came to divide and destroy the meeting.
My point is that all sorts of elements and criminals, all sort of judases, robbers, sycophants and unserious persons, who sadly, are Yoruba, came to the Ilana Omo Yoruba, just to destroy it. You know what? They succeeded. From what I heard, Ilana Omo Yoruba now has many branches, patches, factions, and several meetings that are not coordinated or related to one another.
How can the world take us seriously when we are disunited? How can we achieve YORUBA NATION when we are not working in the same direction? Why is it hard to work together? I cannot understand.
I really pity Ms. Sola Salako in the UK. For all her efforts, for all her good work and intentions, she was booted aside. But she is a strong woman. Yoruba women have shown from time immemorial that they are extra strong. She continued to run the original Ilana Omo Yoruba in the UK and diaspora based on the founding principles and her conviction that she is on the right path. Yoruba women are extraordinary personalities who have not been given the room to flourish. It became worse when Yoruba Nation became subdued by Fulani-terror-governed Nigeria.
It is in the same UK that you have one moron called Aremo Ogunjimi who is campaigning for the criminal called Tinubu. Aremo was pretending to be for the Yoruba Nation. Even, he joined groups supporting Sunday Adeyemo Igboho. They claimed to contribute to the Yoruba Nation and even started donations to Sunday Igboho. Now you can understand all the fusses about money and donations, especially from the UK. When people like Aremo Ogunjimi are in it, then it is criminals pretending to be Yoruba patriots. This man is now saying that there is serious money to be shared for the 2023 elections. Tinubu’s dog! What an idiot!
Whilst some of us are genuinely seeking the liberation of the Yoruba race and thinking about a place where our children can call home, some morons and criminals infiltrated our struggle and cast away the noble dreams. But the struggle continues despite the huge setbacks including the unlawful detention of Sunday Igboho by Yoruba money bags.
Ilana is in disarray. That is the truth. The Yoruba people are a great disappointment to themselves and to humanity. I am sure there are over 10 000 Yoruba groups and organizations in Nigeria and around the world. This is just my guess. The saddest saying about Yoruba is that “Yoruba will never be united”. I heard it as a baby. And now that it is gradually becoming our turn to die, I can still hear it loud and clear.
The Yoruba people, who, out of poverty of minds and through the destructions of our education, have no better way to think, but to support the 2023 elections can be forgiven. They have been mentally defeated even before birth. But there are still people old enough to recollect the glory of the Western Nigeria. Those of us who still benefitted a bit from Awolowo and Jakande should NEVER be part of the 2023 elections in Nigeria. In fact, all our thoughts and actions should be dedicated to ending Nigeria at the shortest possible time. The end of Nigeria is the freedom we seek. It is what we need if we are to get close to the glory we had up to the 1960s, before the civil war.
All Yoruba politicians still participating in Nigerian politics as governors, and all what have you, in my opinion are criminals. They are only their for their pockets because to infinity, Nigeria will never work. What will work is the final takeover of Nigeria by the uncivilized Fulani. The independence of the Yoruba Nation is not a function of the Ilana Omo Yoruba only. It is not the function of a thousand pro Yoruba groups. The liberation and the final independence of YORUBA, YORUBA OMO ODUDUWA, is a lifelong struggle on the shoulders of every OMOLUABI.
Yoruba persons like Tinubu and Obasanjo and the likes of them are like bastards. They cannot be true Yoruba. No sane Yorubaman or Yorubawoman will oppose or stand in the way of Yoruba liberation. It is not even for us, we should be thinking of our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Are they all going to relocate abroad? Is that the final solution? Shall Yorubaland be occupied by strangers including the Fulani in the next 100 years, 200 years?
All human nationalities in the world stand their ground and their territories which their ancestors left to them. We keep flying abroad. We keep participating in our own displacement and defeat. Are we normal? We are not defending and protecting the lands that our ancestors left to us. Don’t even mention Yoruba country as part of Nigeria again. Wake up from your nightmare! Don’t go there! Nigeria is a fraud. Nigeria is cursed! Did you see your citizens scooping groundnut oil from gutters? Is that the dream? Do you see millions of out of school children holding plates and begging for food, almajiris? Is that the Yoruba dream?
I am calling on all Yoruba souls out there! Yes, I mention names of people that I know are criminals. I have never given a damn about that. I remembered when my uncle called me aside and question me about Obasanjo, why I wrote that he was corrupt. Why not? Is he feeding me ni? This blog is Nigeria and probably Africa’s oldest private and long standing blog in terms of writing about one and same topic: Nigeria. From the time I had hopes to the time I now seek freedom. We should never NEVER be afraid to mention the names of those who are criminals. We should never NEVER be afraid of those we have concrete evidence against. If you know Aremo, tell him he is stupid! At his age! If I had been more engaged in Ilana Omo Yoruba, if I knew it would get to this, I would have been more involved so I can list all the Yoruba vagabonds in Ilana Omo Yoruba in Canada and USA. They split the group. They destroyed a united family. Lovers of money. Lovers of fame. Lovers of self. Awon Oloriburuku gang.
Isn’t that the problem with the Yoruba. DISUNITY. SELFISHNESS, ARROGANCE. SELF-CENTERED. GREEDINESS. STUPIDITY. Are those not the problem in Nigeria, added to the uncivilized minds of the Fulani, in a millionfold?