Not less than 1,000 women from Uruguay, Argentina , Mexico United Kingdom, Papua New Guinea ,Spain ,France and other countries on Wednesday visited the OONI of Ile Ife ,His Imperial Majesty OBA Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi ,the Ojaja11 , in his palace to express themselves on the need for the Yoruba Nation.
The OONI maintained that our Struggle for self – determination can not materialise without women support.
As one the strongest pillars of the agitation,Prof Banjo Akintoye also said that the visits symbolises a declaration showing the departure of Yoruba land from Nigeria.
The women ,under the names of Obinrin Agbaye dressed with traditional ritual attires consisting of of white body wrappers and beads all from the DIASPORA stormed the palace of Ooni on Sunday 11th of April 2021, demanding that it’s other self determination or or nothing for Yoruba land
Led by their world Leader , Princess Yeye Simisade Kuku- Onayemi and their Secretary General ,Dr Omowunmi Babalola Okocha, the women said the gods in Yoruba land have mandated them to commence Spiritual measures that will klead to actualization of Yoruba Nation without bloodshed.
April 14 the 2021,
Omowunmi, a resident of United States,flanked by other other women from 37 countries such as Canada,Argentina Venezuela amongst others, said that God’s mandated them to conduct some spiritual measures in the palaces of Alaafin of Oyo,, Osamawe of Info, Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Awujale of ijebu land ,Obaro of Kabba , Ayangburen of IKORODU and Olofa of Offa respectfully.
However the women said the outcome cannot be discussed publicly but shall unravel many things
that will help towards the peaceful and prompt actualization of Yoruba Nation.
All of us you are seeing here today are top notch professionals.among us are Medical Doctors ,lawyers ,chartered accountants, academicians, ,top bankers, development experts,and entrepreneurs among us,.
The majority of us are working at the blue ship public and private organisation “,:the world Leader of the women in person of Simisade Kuku- Onayemi.
She said they are contented with what the have but not happy with the situation of things in their fathers land hence they are coming to salvage it.
When we are done with our consultation and prayers ,the people of Yoruba Nation shall be surprised that Yoruba Nation come into reality without bloodshed ,it will be amazing and it will shocked the whole world, Omowunmi declared.
In his brief remark Yoruba Leader and Alana of Ilana Omo Oodua,Emeritus Prof Banjo Akintoye ,who led the women to Ooni’s palace, described the action of the women as a powerful declaration showing the departure of Yoruba Nation from Nigeria.
Akintoye also said , it will be amazing and shocking by the time Yoruba Nation is declared with the support of our mothers.
OONI of Ile Ife in his response to the development highlighted the importance of women in Yoruba’s strive for freedom , with the involvement of women in the new twist for agitation for self determination then the coast is clear.
Whatever you are doing that women are not involved cannot materialise,we go no where if women are not involved ,if you are married and your wife is not happy with you ,things may not work out fine unless the woman is not fighting you with sincerity.
Women are not timid, they are warrior ,from the holy Bible,we read about how Deborah fought for her people and conquered ,Moremi fought and delivered the people of Ancient Ife from the igbomekun who were our deadly adversaries. Therefore, women are key to self- determination and we must carry them along.
We will support our women and carry them along since they are taking the battle and picking up the guanlets. Again,I will like to say that if we fail to have a he supports of our women we are going nowhere. Therefore you are welcome to the source and I wish you well to other palaces ,OONI declared.
Other dignitaries at the palace are during the visits are National Chairman of Ilana Omo Oodua, professor Wale Adeniran , University don Akin Adejuwon.