A team of Gem Tv Africa reporters researched on Adeyinka Grandson the UK based Nigerian Man who recently called for secession and threatened the North with the use of Chemical weapon should the South west be attacked under any guise; the team came up with the following :
It was discovered that he began his agitation for Odua Republic close to a decade ago, intermittently within the period settling for restructuring or the fielding of a Southerner as Presidential Candidate
Adeyinka Grandson, born into an upper middle class Yoruba family and a Prince of Oka-Akoko. As he himself reported, he is more noted for ‘talking about what actually exists in nature than for an interest in abstract reason for its own sake.’
For most of his life, he pursued an academic career with political interest. He established Economic Initiative to influence regional urban policy to bring about effective change for local communities, by acting as a bridge between policy-making and the community sector. In all his work, he brings together people from a wide range of backgrounds to develop ideas that will shape debate in Yorubaland and beyond, and engage a broad and diverse audience worldwide.
In his book, “Why Nigeria’s poor?”, written in 2002, he writes to the Yoruba youth, “As the Trustees of Posterity of this nation, we may not be responsible for the situation we find ourselves in, but we are responsible to pull ourselves out of the situation. The irrefutable fact is that if we do not think about the future we shall never have one. This is the time for sober reflection”.
In his guide for residents of Yorubaland, titled, “How Your Local Government Works”, written in 2012, he writes, “How Your Local Government Works”, is a guide for citizens and residents of Yorubaland who are currently involved in or interested in getting involved in, local community activity. It is designed to inform policy-making and to support community groups and individuals to influence decision-making in their community. It’s very instructive and relevant to how a better and more prosperous local government or local council development area could be well articulated with community empowerment and engagement, to bring about effective change for local communities”.
In another book he published in 2012, “Reviving Federalism”, he writes, “In Nigeria, there are many challenges that cannot be met by the central government acting alone – and to address those challenges effectively, we need to harness the energy and innovation of ethnic/linguistic regional government that gave us the best of time from 1952 to 1966 when we had in place Federalism based on regional government before it was suspended by the military”.
Adeyinka Grandson in 2012, started a movement, Young Yorubas for Freedom, formerly the Noble Yoruba Youths, to stir the imagination of the Yoruba Youths and awaken their popular enthusiasm, develop their critical thinking, their ability to observe, understand and analyse problems considerably and appeals to the consciousness of the Yoruba Youths to support a return to the regional system of government or outright dissolution of Nigeria in favour of Oduduwa Republic.
On the 6th August 2017, he was appointed the President of Young Yorubas for Freedom (YYF). YYF is a conservative youth organization, established in 2012 to ensure that increasing numbers of young Yorubas understand and are inspired by the idea of liberty, individual freedom, a strong Yoruba national defense, free enterprise, and self preservation.
YYF has resolved to do the following as their first public course of actions:
1. Remove and replace the name ‘the Nigerian Stock Exchange’ back to its original name, ‘the Lagos Stock Exchange’
2. Remove and replace the name ‘Murtala Muhammed International Airport’ back to its original name ‘Lagos International Airport’
3. Remove and replace the name ‘Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island’ with ‘Fela Anikulapo Way, Victoria Island’.
4. To take over the control of Yoruba ports and waterways, currently under the control of the Hausa/Fulani.