Prof Banji Akintoye and the President, Muhammadu Buhari.
The umbrella body of the Yoruba self-determination group known as Ilana Omo Oodua on Friday sent birthday greetings to the President Muhammadu Buhari, as he clocked 79.
The group led by 86-year-old Professor of History, Banji Akintoye, said it wished Buhari everything he had done for the people of the South-West zone.
Akintoye’s spokesman, Maxwell Adeleye said may the life of the President be run the way he is currently running Nigeria.
He said, “We at Ilana Omo Oodua wish President Muhammadu Buhari what he has done for the Nigerian people. May his life be run the way he has run Nigeria. We wish him what he has done for the Yoruba people in Nigeria.”
The group also said the President should allow a referendum to hold to discuss the corporate co-existence of the Nigerian nation.
“He (Buhari) should allow us to conduct a referendum so that we can determine our sovereignty so that we can determine if we want to still remain in Nigeria or not. That is our demand from him at 79. At 79, he is alive because of the grace of God and he is enjoying the grace of God,” Adeleye added.
Buhari, from Katsina State, was Nigeria’s head of state between December 1983 and August 1985 before his return as civilian President in May 2015.