Former Presidential Candidate Speaks Against Possible Arrest of Sunday Igboho

Former Presidential Candidate Speaks Against Possible Arrest of Sunday Igboho

- Reactions have continued to trail the agitation of a Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemi, also known as Igboho

- A former presidential candidate, Obadiah Mailafia, disclosed why he is opposed to Igboho’s arrest

- The politician said Igboho’s actions are backed by international laws

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The presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the 2019 election, Obadiah Mailafia, has spoken against any possible arrest of Sunday Adeyemi, also known as Igboho.

The politician who a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), told Channels TV on Wednesday, March 24, that it would be unwise for security agents to arrest the activist.

Do not arrest Sunday Igboho - Former CBN deputy governor warns security agents
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He argued that Igboho is fighting for his people and should be left alone.

Mailafia said:

“Let me make this point clear. Under our constitution, under our laws and by the precepts of international laws, global ethics, natural justice and equity, the people who are about to die have a right to defend themselves, so they (security agencies) will be wise not to go after Igboho.''

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Mailafia lamented the rise of insecurity in Nigeria. recalled that Igboho shot to prominence in January 2021 when he issued a one-week ultimatum to criminal herders to leave Ibarapa, Oyo State following a crisis that hit the area.

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Meanwhile, following the agitation for a sovereign Yoruba state by Sunday Igboho, the governor of Ondo, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has warned the self-styled activist and others agitating for Oduduwa nation to stay away from the state.

The Nation reports that Akeredolu said the Ondo people have elected to stay in the federal republic of Nigeria as constituted at present.

He said no part of the entire state, known and delineated as Ondo state, would permit any gathering or agitation which may suggest, however remotely, that the people are in support of what he termed ‘unthinking rabble-rousing.’

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In another report, the governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, has explained that people calling for secession from Nigeria are doing so out of frustration.

According to The Punch, Fayemi told Arise Television on Tuesday, March 23, that such agitation is expected when there are stress and laxity in society.

Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years experience working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. He can be reached via email at


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Kess Ewubare Kess Ewubare is a former senior political/current affairs editor at He has a diploma in-law in addition to a BSc and a master’s degree in mass communication. Kess is a journalist with over 10 years of working experience in several fields of journalism ranging from radio presenting, television news reporting, newspaper reporter, feature and magazine writing as well as online and multi-media journalism.

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