The Yoruba Appraisal Forum, (YAF) on Tuesday staged a protest in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital rejecting calls for the disintegration of the country.
While speaking with journalists, Comrade Adeshina Animashaun, the national coordinator of the group, tasked political leaders to rise to the challenges and ensure peaceful coexistence of all Nigerians irrespective of tribe or religion.
He suggested constructive dialogue to address the current sociopolitical and economic challenges facing the country rejecting war and violence as being demonstrated in many parts of the country.
According to the group, the way forward is for a for the country to get a new constitution, to ensure equity, fairness, and also ensure peaceful coexistence.
They charged Yoruba people not to fall for the deception by those claiming to be championing Yoruba’s self-determination and independence, eschew violence, live in peace with other residents of their states, and expose troublemakers in their midst.
The Forum, therefore, urged the police and the other security agencies to take appropriate and urgent steps to deal decisively with these elements bent on fomenting trouble in the South-West and Nigeria as a whole.