- 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
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.
He argued that Igboho is fighting for his people and should be left alone.
“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.''
Mailafia lamented the rise of insecurity in Nigeria.
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.’
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.
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