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General News of Monday, 22 November 2021


Meet Buhari to negotiate release of Igboho - Oluwo of Iwo to Yoruba monarchs

Sunday Igboho was arrested in Cotonou on Monday, July 19, 2021 Sunday Igboho was arrested in Cotonou on Monday, July 19, 2021

Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, the Oluwo of Iwo advised monarchs, elders, and stakeholders in Yorubaland to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to negotiate the release of the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho.

This was contained in a statement by Oba Akanbi by his press secretary, Alli Ibraheem on Sunday, November 21. According to him, the release of Sunday Igboho will strengthen the unity of Nigeria.

He appealed to Yoruba monarchs to harmonize their interest towards the release of the agitator.Oluwo also urged the federal government to effectively relate with Benin Republic on bilateral grounds and ensure Igboho is safely returned to Nigeria without further delay, The Punch reports.

He said such action will encourage more patriots from Yorubaland.The statement read in part, “The controversies surrounding the continuous detention of Sunday Igboho can be addressed if the Yoruba Monarchs, elders and stakeholders ready to take a walk to President Muhammed Buhari.

“Sunday Igboho is our son. I urge stakeholders in Yoruba affairs to harmonize their interests, come together and approach the country’s leaders for the release of the embattled Igboho.

“Granting such a request will entrench the unity of Nigeria and foster a harmonious understanding. Only the federal government has the exclusive charisma to liberate the face of Yoruba nation agitator at this critical time. Our son must be rescued. Releasing Igboho without recourse to legal lingering litigation will earn the government credit. It is a credit of maturity and unity.”

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