Following the Federal Government’s declaration of the Western Nigeria Security Network, code-named Amotekun as ‘illegal’, the Yoruba World Congress (YWC) has decided to hold a solidarity walk on Tuesday, in support its creation.
The YWC, an umbrella body of all socio-cultural groups in South-west, made this known in a statement by its Director of Contacts and Mobilisation, Comrade Victor Taiwo.
According to the statement, the protest will hold simultaneously in Lagos, Abeokuta, Ibadan, Osogbo, Akure and Ado-Ekiti respectively from 9: 00 a.m.
YWC urged the South-West governors not to back down on their plans for the regional security outfit.
“All Yoruba people are urged to come out in their millions anywhere they are in Oduduwa Land on Tuesday to show to the world that Amotekun has come to stay.
“We must show to the external forces and their internal collaborators who want to stampede our resolve to protect ourselves, safeguard our land from kidnappers, armed-robbery and put an end to consistent destruction of our farmlands that enough is enough.
“Well-meaning Yoruba people and leaders of thought would be at designated venues to address the protest.
“We want to assure our Governors that Yoruba people are behind them on Amotekun. We urge them not to shiver and they must never shiver. It is no retreat, no surrender. We will not surrender Amotekun.
“On the meeting points, those in LAGOS are to converge at Gani Faweyinmi Freedom Park, Ojota; OYO: Opposite Agodi Cenotaph, Ibadan; OGUN: Pansheke Junction, Abeokuta; OSUN: Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Osogbo; ONDO: Alagbaka Roundabout, opposite First Bank, Akure while those in EKITI are to converge at Fajuyi Roundabout, Ado-Ekiti.”