Yoruba groups agitating for better and self determined nation have been called upon not to be weary or tired of the struggle until the end result of their struggle is achieved.

Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, Alli Okunmade II made the call on Wednesday while playing host to one the groups, Atayese led by Prince Tokunbo Ajasin in his Alarere residence.

Oba Balogun, who acknowledged the various challenges confronting the people generally ranging from economic meltdown, violence, youths unemployment among others noted that the situation could weigh down the activists.

The monarch, who himself was a frontline activist in his hey days maintained that, “tough time never last, only tough people do. There’s nothing too much to be done to ensure that one’s goal is achieved and I promise you of my support for the attainment of your cherished goal”.

Comrade Gbenga Awosode, who spoke on behalf of the group said aside their coming to felicitate Oba Balogun on the ascension of the Olubadan throne, the group also came to plead with him to use his rich experience to forge unity among his colleague Obas in Yorubaland.

The lawyer-turned activist noted that Oba Balogun stands out as one of the most learned Obas in Yorubaland with academic, political and business exposure, asking that “Atayese wishes Your Imperial Majesty to deploy your vast experience in all those areas to the collective well-being for the entire Yoruba race.

“Kabiyesi, we want unity of purpose among Yoruba Obas and we want Your Imperial Majesty to do your bit in that regard. This is time for our reverred fathers to speak with one voice on issues that touch our common interest and with your esteemed pedigree, this is achievable”, Awosode added.

Babatunde Tiamiyu

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