I understand that some people might ask what is wrong in Yorubas coming together under the umbrellas of Afenifere or Oodua (Oduduwa) to DISCUSS. The topic of the discussion is exactly what is wrong with such gathering. Is the topic political, economic, social or what? And whose concerns are they going to address in such gathering. Are we concern about the well being of Nigerians as a whole or the selfish interest of a tribal section of the Nation? And what about the consequence of intra-tribal conflict that such gathering will generate? Will the interests of the Egbas take priority over those of the Ondos, Oyos, Ijebus and etc? Imagine if the North and the East start having their own gatherings (If they are not already doing so); wouldn’t that be a kind of recipe for a disunited Nigeria?
Listen, don’t misunderstand me; I am proud to be a Yoruba and I would have probably loved it better to have had a Yoruba country if the British had not amalgamated all unrelated tribes to form what we call Nigeria today. And I am sure that any honest Northerner, Easterner and others will feel exactly the same way because it is natural for the birds of the same feathers to fly together! But what we have today is one indivisible Nigeria and that makes me a Nigerian first and a Yoruba second. When and if we have a United States of Africa, I will be a United States of Africa citizen first, a Nigerian second and a Yoruba third!