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Sunday interview August 13, 2017 17 It’s Oduduwa Republic or organised violence —Youth activist, Grandson In a recent series of viral videos, the President of the Young Yorubas for Freedom, Adeyinka Grandson, made a controversial call for organised violence in the pursuit of ‘Oduduwa Republic.’ He shares his motivation with TOBI AWORINDE W   ho is Adeyinka Grandson? I had two grandfathers. The first was an Akoko-Yoruba, while the other was a Remo-Yoruba. I likewise had two grandmothers. The foremost was an Ondo-Yoruba and the other an Ijebu-Yoruba. These four grandparents, together produced my parents. I, consequently, have Yoruba bloods from Akoko, Remo, Ondo, and Ijebu respectively. Where Yoruba breaks away from Nigeria as an autonomous and sovereign nation, the so-called imperialists would find it extremely difficult to use Egba-Yoruba against Ondo-Yoruba. However, as long as Nigeria remains a going concern, the imperialists will always use the Hausa/Fulani to hold the Yoruba nation and her people down, politically, economically, and socially. If our children must compete with their contemporaries from Japan, China, Britain and the United States, who are all monocultural countries, according to the (United States’) Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook, Yorubaland must break away from Nigeria. Adeyinka Grandson is, first and last, a Yoruba citizen and a prince of Oka-Akoko (Ondo State). What inspired you to make a video calling for organised violence or ‘Oduduwa Republic’? We all know that Nigeria had its independence from the British colonial government in 1960. 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