Pan Yoruba groups praise Reno Omokri on 50th birthday

By Adio Lawal

The O’odua Nationalist Coalition, (ONAC) and the Alliance for Yoruba Democratic Movements, (AYDM) have on Monday described Mr Reno Omokri as a huge asset to the Oduduwa greater heritage.

In a statement on Monday, ONAC and which is a coalition of several Pan Yoruba and Itsekiri groups and AYDM, an alliance of 132 community based groups in the South West said the former Special Assistant to former President Goodluck Jonathan remains an icon that is worthy of emulation.

“We join millions of Yoruba and Itsekiri people all over the world to celebrate Mr Omokri. At 50, he displays the wisdom of a sage in his writings and contributions to the political history of O’odua Nation” the statement signed by ONAC and AYDM officials Chief Atobatele Ajayi and Oritsegbemi Afolabi stated

ONAC and AYDM said among the younger generation, Omokri is one of the most resourceful and most talented individuals that promotes the history and civilisations of Oduduwa heritage.

“Any attack on Omokri is an attack on the rest of us. We stand with him shoulder-to-shoulder in line with the agelong blood bound relationship between Itsekiri and Yoruba people all over the world.”

ONAC and AYDM said Omokri dedicates his time and energy to the promotion of the best Omoluabi values.

“He has become an authority on providing the often buried archaeological link between the past and the present Yoruba and Itsekiri political and economic history. He spends his time educating ignorant and self serving intellectuals whose pastime is devoted to the destruction and desecration of anything relating to Oduduwa,” the groups stated in a release made available to Irohinoodua

The groups said Omokri has become a subject of scorn among people determined to destroy time honoured Yoruba and Itsekiri values to the extent that rulers of darkness continue to threaten and harass him in his foreign base.

The groups said “Your medium has broken frontiers of rock. You have become a window for mass education for our people. You an albatross to our sworn enemies. We celebrate your 50th birthday with you. We commend your hardwork and commitment. We admire your courage and the risks you take in the defence and promotion of our values. We look forward to your day of honour in your Oduduwa fatherland.”

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