The evil carnage and chaotic situation that occurred through out the southwest and other Yoruba region is not the fault of anyone except the Yorubas, it was carried out by no-one except Yoruba, it is the Yoruba fault and they should take responsibility for it. This is the time to lick our wound and come back stronger, re-strategise and repair our cities.
Messages have been passed around among Yoruba whatApp groups saying non-indigenes and enemy of Yoruba leaders are the cause of havoc and burning in whole of south west coupled with the video of Yoruba extremist Adeyinka Grandson, which beg for this topic.
But there is a saying "There is no smoke without fire" in as much I don't want southern unity with non Yorubas, but there is no way such can happen because every Nigerians have the right to be anywhere they like, igbos can be in Lagos, Fulani can be anywhere in East, it is every Nigerian fundamental right.
Igbos always ask these questions, why don't Yoruba always attack Hausa?
1. Hausa have been in Yoruba land centuries before the igbos
2. What is worse than physical violence to Yoruba man is verbal violence and disregard for his culture and traditions
3. Hausa man dont attack unless you attack them, most Hausa/Yoruba fight is caused by a Yoruba man trying to cheat him.
4. Hausa don't call Yoruba land no man's land
With these factors, I will say Hausa are good neighbours of Yoruba and we share more in common with them than any non Yorubas.
This is wake up call to all Yorubas, what happened this month should serve as lesson to us, we have been played multiple times, from Alimi/Afonja, Awolowo/Akintola and now Tinubu, the same pattern happening in our eyes, this is not the time to blame anyone, it our FAULT and we should take the full RESPONSIBILITY. We should have learned from how the non - Yoruba pushed the Yorubas states almost to state of no return, we were lucky this time around, we must never let it happen again, we must protect our leaders at all cost, whether they are bad or not, we are not the messiah of Nigeria non the sophisticated big thinkers, we are Yorubas and the interest of our people should come first.
Why do you think they were unable to protest in Abuja? Is Abuja not where Buhari stays? Who commands the soldiers? Is it Yoruba leaders? So why the heck did they not move to Abuja? The only answer to this question is the knowledge of Yorubas as accommodator and champion of Nigeria cause, that's the answer right there.
The era of accommodation and championing of Nigeria cause is over and should be discouraged throughout Yoruba states, no tribe is more Nigerian than the other, let Yoruba put their tribesman first, their leaders first, this time YORUBA ARE AT THE CORRIDOR OF POWER AND STILL HAVE CHANCE TO RULE FOR THE NEXT 8 YEARS! we should think! I don't blame other tribes for demonising our leaders, everyone is trying to survive in Nigeria, but the fault is on the Yoruba demonising their leaders while other tribes protect their leaders like EGG.
This for everyone who care to listen, afefe ti fe, ati ri furo adire. We know who hate us and we know who want to harm our leaders because they cant fathom the idea how powerful they are and how successful they are. Yorubas! we should stop talking about other tribes leaders, it is not our concern unless he holds a public office at national level, the NON-YORUBAS should repay the favour by not talking of our leaders, even celebrities that are not Yorubas or by extension of South West should stay clear of South West politics. Ire o
Your best bet as regards your last paragraph is to change the constitution, either at Federal or state level to allow only indigenes to vote, hold political office in their state of origin.
Ie only Yorubas can vote in SW.