Contrary to some circulating rumours on the release of Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, from the custody in the Republic of Benin,the leader of Ilana Omo Oodua, Professor Banji Akintoye denied the involvement of President Bola Tinubu.
Igboho, who was released by the Beninese government led by President Patrice Talon, last week Sunday, expressed gratitude for the support and solidarity of Yoruba leaders during his two-year ordeal in Cotonou.
However, Akintoye clarified that President Tinubu played no role in this release.
In an official statement signed by Mr. Gani Alagbala, the spokesperson for Akintoye, the leader of Ilana Omo Oodua emphasized the need to correct any misconceptions about President Tinubu’s involvement.
The statement conveyed,”the Nigerian authorities and administration under the presidency of Bola Ahmed Tinubu have no hands in the release and total freedom of our frontliner, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, a.k.a Igboho.”
Akintoye credited Sunday Igboho’s release to divine intervention and the collective efforts of Yoruba leadership in the struggle for self-determination, with support from well-meaning individuals and organizations both locally and internationally.
He also expressed appreciation to the Republic of Benin government for delivering justice despite political pressures.
Furthermore, Akintoye extended his best wishes to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who is currently in detention in Nigeria.
While acknowledging the efforts of Igbo brothers in seeking Kanu’s freedom, he stressed that the process leading to Sunday Igboho’s release was devoid of any involvement from Nigerian politicians or government officials.
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