Omotoshola Sarimakin, Ondo
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has said that the people of the state would not support the secession plans being promoted by some Yoruba leaders
Akeredolu said this at the swearing-in of Princess Oladunni Odu, the first female Secretary to the State Government, SSG, since the creation of the state, and four Special Advisers in Akure, the state capital.
The state helsman noted that “l must not fail to comment on the current agitations by some people who express grievances arising from the challenges of nationhood.
“The noises generated by seeming inaction or passive indifference on the part of elected and appointed representatives of the Government at all levels appears to be responsible for the growing disaffection in the land
We will not be led to assured annihilation by anyone or a group of people, still smarting from the electoral defeats of recent times and presumed exclusion from the process of decision-making.
“Our people are knowledgeable enough to determine their interest at any point. If and when they consider self-determination as an option, they will not depend on external promptings to act.
“That is why we are different. That is why we are who we are. And that is the way it is going to be.”