As Yoruba nation agitator Mr. Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, spends 125 days in Cotonou prison, the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, has implored traditional rulers and Yoruba elders to dialogue with President Muhammadu Buhari for his release.
A statement by Oba Akanbi yesterday urged monarchs to harmonise their interest in securing the release of Igboho.
He noted that the “oneness of Nigeria could be further cemented on the release of Sunday Igboho and Nnamdi Kanu.”
The statement said: “The controversies surrounding the continuous detention of Sunday Igboho can be addressed should the Yoruba monarchs, elders and stakeholders are ready to take a walk to President Buhari.
“Sunday Igboho is our son; he has made some mistakes, which are realisable on the agitation for the Yoruba nation. The approach is jeopardising the intention. I urge stakeholders in Yoruba affairs to harmonise their interest, come together and approach the country’s leaders for the release of embattled Igboho.
“Granting such request will entrench the unity of Nigeria and foster a harmonious understanding. 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”.