Yoruba Nation and Biafra agitators have insisted that the Federal Government cannot stop their protest at the United Nations Headquarters
in New York on Friday (tomorrow).
The Chairman of Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination, Professor Banji Akintoye, made this known in a statement on Thursday, alleging the FG of sponsoring a counter-protest.
The indigenous people of the South and Middle-Belt of Nigeria under the aegis of NINAS had staged what it tagged “Million-Man Freedom March” on September 14 and 15 opposite the United Nations Headquarters in New York to show before the world, the crimes against humanity, attacks on press freedom, free speech and other criminalities being aided by the Buhari led government of Nigeria.
NINAS is also demanding the conduct of a regional referendum so that the indigenous people can decide on their nationhood.
The group also described the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria as a fraud against the people of South and Middle-Belt, saying “it was enacted without the consent of the people”.
NINAS is also demanding from the United Nations that a Fulani Militia Group masquerading as a Trade Union, Miyyetii Allah, should be declared as a Terrorist Organisation, having openly taken responsibility for series of genocide in the South and Middle-Belt Regions.
“The Grand Finale of the NINAS Million-Man Freedom March holds on 24th September, 2021, the day President Muhammad Buhari will be addressing the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly,” the agitators insisted.
Akintoye, in a statement made available to News Men through the NINAS Director of Public Communications, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye, said no matter how the Nigerian Government try to scuttle the NINAS Grand March, the will of the people shall prevail.
He said, “We refuse to be rattled. We shall not be intimidated. No Oppressor has ever triumphed against the collective will of the people. The people are the government and power belongs to the people. The people make the Constitution.
The sovereignty belongs to the people. Our own strength lies in the hands of the people. Therefore, Our March shall be people’s centered. It shall be peaceful as usual.
“All the people of the South and Middle-Belt in United States and Canada are urged to troop out in their large number to be present on Friday 24th September 2021 opposite the United Nations Headquarters in New York as we demonstrate and expose before the world, the rape of our ancestral land and hijack of our assets and sovereignty by the Fulani-Controlled Nigerian Government.
“I salute the Nigerian Mainstream media and International Media that have been covering the March to remain resolute and stand by the truth.”