All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain Bisi Akande has dismissed the notion of a peaceful formation of a Yoruba nation.
Akande’s comments come on the heels of muted agitations for the creation of Oodua Republic if the “One Nigerian” arrangement collapses.
Akande warned that the disintegration of the country could lead to a Yoruba civil war and not to whatever peaceful republic the South-West may be fantasising about.
“Those agitating for a Yoruba nation should have a rethink,” the former Osun State governor said.
“This country must remain united to save it from war.
“Yoruba will be in war for another 100 years if Nigeria is allowed to break.
“Those tormenting Nigeria are doing so because they are products of failed states. It is a difficult task to stop crimes, particularly in a corrupt society.
“Now that some Nigerians are talking about breaking because of difficulties, they didn’t know that a man who cannot endure will collapse and die.
“Only enduring countries can stay,” Akande said.