Oluwo urges Yoruba monarchs to meet Buhari, rescue Igboho
Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, the Oluwo of Iwo, has urged Yoruba monarchs, elders, and stakeholders to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to negotiate the release of Yoruba nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho.
Oba Akanbi stated Igboho’s release will enhance the country’s unity in a statement signed by his press secretary, Alli Ibraheem, on Sunday. He urged Yoruba rulers to align their interests in favour of the agitator’s release.
Oluwo also asked the federal government to establish efficient bilateral relations with the Benin Republic and guarantee that Igboho is securely repatriated to Nigeria without delay. 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.”