- Sunday Igboho has assured all people in support of peaceful self-determination through a referendum
- He stressed the need for agitators to learn from what is currently happening in Ukraine and some parts of Igboland
- The activist opined that their ambition could be achieved without firing a bullet as he used to preach at rallies
Yoruba nation agitators have been told that that their dream is achievable without resulting to any form of violence.
This is according to Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Igboho.
According to Igboho, there is need for dialogue in the quest for self-determination, maintaining that it can be achieved without bloodshed, Tribune Newspaper reports.
He disclosed this in a statement issued by his counsel, Yomi Alliyu, in which he sued for calm among his supporters, Sun News added.
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The counsel said:
“He continues to preach against war seeing what is happening in Ukraine and some parts of Igboland in Nigeria. He implored all, especially his kinsmen at home and in the diaspora, to embrace dialogue in their quest for self-determination without heating up the very fragile situation in Nigeria.
“He believes that their ambition will be achieved without firing a bullet as he used to say at rallies.”
His counsel further quoted him as saying:
“Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Igboho Oosa thanked all that are supporting him, especially his leaders, Baba Prof Akintoye and Baba Prof. Wale Adeniran and all Nigerians especially his people in Ilana Oodua and Affiliates seeking self-determination.
“He appreciates Chief Dele Momodu being the only Yorubaman of note that came to visit him in Cotonou prison. He remains grateful to the President of the Republic of Benin, President Talon, for releasing him from prison with a view to uniting him with members of his immediate family, albeit only in Cotonou for the time being."
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Meanwhile, before his reported release, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams had described the continuous detention of Igboho without trial as misplacement of justice, insisting the Benin court has no respect for human rights.
He, however, applauded the efforts of the activist's counsel, Chief Yomi Aliyyu (SAN), to seek redress from the ECOWAS court.
Iba Adams, in a statement issued on Tuesday, February 8, and sent to Legit.ng by his special assistant on media, Kehinde Aderemi, expressed disappointment at the manner with which the Republic of Benin handled Igboho's case.
Sunday Igboho: PDP chieftain reveals why Yoruba activist was released in Benin
Director of New Media for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Anthony Ehilebo has established a difference between the case of Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Igboho and Nnamdi Kanu the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
In an exclusive chat with Legit.ng, Ehilebo said both cases are different and it will be wrong to place them on the same scale. Recall that Sunday Igboho has been granted bail by the Beninese government.
His freedom has generated heated arguments in the media and even in the southeast on why Nnamdi Kanu has continued to remain in detention. Some southeasterners have expressed optimism that Kanu will be the next to be released.
But Ehilebo has insisted that what applies in the case of Nnamdi Kanu cannot be applied in that of Igboho. According to him, there was an Interpol notice on both individuals and Nnamdi Kanu had a broken bail condition when he fled. He said the same thing applies to Sunday Igboho. He said Igboho was granted bail and he fled.