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Yoruba Nation’s Lagos mega rally flops

By Taye Ige, Tunde Obe and Eno Effiong

The Yoruba nation Lagos mega rally has flopped, organisers have failed to show up at the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota, Lagos, the proposed venue as at the time of this report.

The rally which was billed to start around 9am, has failed to commence as no protester is in sight as at 11:45am, correspondent at the venue of proposed venue of the rally reports that only security operatives can be seen at the venue.

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday read a riot act to the organisers of the proposed rally, warning that anyone caught doing any form of rally or protest will be ruthlessly dealt with in accordance to the law.

Recall that security operatives had stormed the home of Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho at the dawn of Thursday July 1, 2021, all in the bid to stall the Lagos mega rally.

However, the umbrella body of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, led by Second Republic Senator, Banji Akintoye, had said there was no going back, adding that “It is the duty of Police to ensure the rally is not hijacked by hoodlums” had on Thursday reported that Igboho had as aftermath of the raid on his home cancelled the mega rally.


Our correspondent observed that over 20 vans of different security operatives including Nigerian Army, RRS Attack, Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Corps, Lagos State Task Force, Cannon trucks were seen at strategic points and at the venue of the Lagos mega rally.

Efforts to reach Igboho’s spokesperson, Olayomi Koiki for an update about the rally proved abortive as his lines were not reachable.

The atmosphere at the venue is peaceful with commuters, motorists, residents going about their daily activities.

Our reporters who visited other flash points in Lagos like Iyana-Ipaja, Mushin, Yaba, Oshodi, Mile 2 and Ojuelegba reported that everywhere was calm with commuters and transporters going about their business peacefully but not with an unusual presence of security men with their patrol vans at the various locations.

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