Amid raging calls for secession, South-West governors are expected to attend a meeting at the Lagos House, Marina, on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
The meeting, it was learned, is being convened by a former interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande.
Those expected to attend the meeting are Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; APC stalwart, Bola Tinubu; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State; his Ogun State counterpart, Dapo Abiodun; Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State and Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.
Others invited to the meeting include Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, who is also the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum; the Chairman, Police Service Commission, Musiliu Smith; a former Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Alani Akinrinade; and former APC South-West Vice Chairman, Pius Akinyelure.
Although the agenda of the meeting was not stated, it was gathered that the meeting was convened to address rising calls for secession in the light of the activities of personalities like Sunday Igboho and others.
On Saturday, agitators under the aegis of Omo Oduduwa United stormed the streets in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, to demand secession from Nigeria.
One of the leaders of Yoruba nation agitators, Igboho, threatened that there would be no election in the South-West come 2023.