RUGA Controversy: Ooni, Soyinka react to threats

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja I, and Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka have beckoned on Nigerians to defend the disposition of their ancestral land.

In a joint communique issued by the duo,and made available to newsmen on Sunday after the meeting between the monarch and the Nobel Laureate at the latter’s home in Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun state on July 4, 2019, they stated that the country deteriorated to unprecedented levels of barbarity, contempt for human lives and a defiant trampling on civic entitlements.

They urged the people to recognise that the internal colonisation project is ever recurrent, as there are backward, primitive, undeveloped minds that have failed to overcome delusion belief in sectarian domination as the key to social existence.

Oba Ogunwusi and Soyinka, in the communiqué, said their call on Nigerians to defend themselves became crucial as the Coalition of Northern Groups gave a 30-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to pass the Ruga project for Fulani herders despite being suspended after many Nigerians went against it.

The duo contended that nobody can force communities and states in Nigerians to surrender their lands for such controversial projects.

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