Sequel to the series of calls and text messages we have recieved in the last 10 hours on the safety of the leader of Yoruba Self-Determination Struggle and the Alana of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye, we consider it sacrosanct, necessary and germane to make this rebuttal known, succinctly:
Professor Banji Akintoye is very safe, and he is in a good state of health in his home. The ongoing rumour that the member of the Second Republic Senate has been kidnapped, and his whereabout is unknown, is the handwork of the forces who want to destabilise Yoruba land, and we put it to them very expressly that their mission has failed.
The Yoruba people have decided, and they have taken a position to move out of the Golghota.
Once again, we appeal to the Yoruba people within and beyond the shores of Nigeria to be law abiding and peaceful. On no condition should anyone engage in a violent confrontation with any of the security formations in the nations of Nigeria.
Communications Manager to Professor Banji Akintoye/Media and Communications Secretary, Ilana Omo Oodua