The Okun tribe is the Yoruba speaking people of Kogi State and they have declared their wish to leave the northern political zone and boundary descriptions, in order to be reunited with the people of the Southwest.
The tribe stated that their separation from their kith and kin in Ondo, Ekiti and Kwara states has only resulted to the infringement on their right to self-determination.
Speaking under the aegis of Okun Liberty Advocacy (OLA), on Sunday, after their meeting in Aiyetoro-Gbede, in Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State, the president of the group, Chief Emmanuel Otitoju, said that the group has studied the current situation of the country.
“We have studied and aligned with the positions of the Okun Development Association’s (ODA) memorandum sent to the National Assembly for a constitutional review and restructuring.
“And, our positions are as follows: that our separation from our kith and kin in the Southwest has inhibited our growth and development for a tortuous century thus far. We, therefore, demand that the boundary be readjusted to relocate our people and territory back to where we belong in Southwest of Nigeria.”