Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, cannot determine the fate of the state in the proposed Oduduwa Republic, a Pan Yoruba group , Apapo Oodua Koya, (AOKOYA) has said.
In a letter delivered to the Governor in his Akure office on Tuesday signed by its Ondo State Coordinator and Secretary, the coalition said Akeredolu was arrogating to himself the power and principalities he lacks.
The governor had said on Monday that no inch of Ondo State will be part of Oduduwa Republic.
But AOKOYA said Akeredolu represents the All Progressives Congress, (APC) and the vested interests of the Fulani caliphate.
“The APC is not the same as the four million people of Ondo State,” AOKOYA said.
In the statement signed by Captain Mufutau Adetiloye (rtd), the AOKOYA Ondo State Coordinator and its State Assistant Secretary, Mrs Anike Akinbobola, the group said Akeredolu is not the leader of the people of Ondo and that he only has a terminal mandate of eight years which is nothing compared with the past, present and future of the people of Ondo State.
“There are various logical reasons why you Akeredolu cannot speak on behalf of four million people of Ondo State. You were the elected Governor but that does not give you overall legitimacy over the future of the people of Ondo State and their relationship with the greater Yoruba Nation.
“Your mandate is only four years. It does not extend to the right to self determination of the people of Ondo State as entrenched in international laws,”the group said.
AOKOYA said: ‘You Akeredolu in 2020 compared with registered voters, you have only 15 percent mandate. Legally speaking you have no legitimacy over the people of Ondo State. With 292,830 votes out of registered voters’ population of 1,546,081 voters, you Akeredolu is an usurper.
“This is against the background that 99 percent of your votes were stained with corruption and the red ink of illicit money. Voters were bribed to secure your mandate. You have a stolen mandate that has no real legitimacy in a genuinely democratic country. The fact that 292,830 people voted for you out of 1,546,081 registered voters is a vote of no confidence in the rogue process that produced your stolen mandate.
“You represent fraud. You represent shame and dishonour. You represent Nigeria, a country where leaders literarily feed on the blood of their people, a country categorised as the axis of evil, a country that murder innovation and produces leaders through violence, treason, stealing and unparalleled corruption of the voters.’
The group described Akeredolu is a conscious enemy of Yoruba people who is ready to sell his people to slavery for peanuts.
AOKOYA said Akeredolu has now granted the ancestral land of Ondo people to Fulani terrorists adding that he has been intimidated and could not fight for his people knowing he got to power through a process akin to horrendous crime against humanity.