Benin Republic Yoruba monarchs write President Talon over Igboho’s detention

Yoruba monarchs in Benin Republic, on Monday, submitted a letter to the President of the country, Patrice Talon, over the detention of Yoruba Nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.

It was gathered that the monarchs’ letter was submitted to President Talon after his meeting with Nigeria’s Ambassador to Benin Republic, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai (retd.).

WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that Buratai met with President Talon during the official presentation of his letter of credence.

Buratai’s meeting with the Beninese President occurred amid the planned extradition of wanted Yoruba nation activist, Igboho.

Copy of the letter was also reportedly submitted to the country’s Minister of Interior and the Senate President.

The monarchs were said to have told President Talon not to take sides with Nigeria, urging him “not to allow the country to be used by Nigeria to score political points.”

The letter was jointly signed by the Onikoyi Abesan-an, Alajase of Ajase land, Onimase of Imase land, Oniohorige of Ohori, Onnilaase of Ilase land, Onikrake of Kraka land from Seme town, and Alajuwon of Ajuwon land, who is the President of the Council of Obas.

The spokesman for the Aare Onakankafo of Yorubaland, Kehinde Aderemi, said his boss, Gani Adams, had been informed of the Benin Republic monarchs’ action.

Aderemi stated, “Yes, they called him (Adams) this morning to give an update. He commended their actions.

“Also, delegations of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, who were in Benin Republic on Monday to observe the court proceedings, have given feedbacks to their masters.”

“Yes, the Ooni was given the feedback almost immediately, but no further action has been taken,” one of his aides said.


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