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Nnamdi Kanu: ‘We Will Not Beg Buhari For Sunday Igboho’s Freedom’ – Afenifere




Nnamdi Kanu: 'We Will Not Beg Buhari For Sunday Igboho's Freedom' – Afenifere

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has said it will not beg President Muhammadu Buhari-led government for the release of the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho.

Naija News understands that there have been calls by some concerned Nigerians, urging Afenifere and other big wigs in the Southwest to emulate Igbo leaders and approach the President to seek Igboho’s release.

The call was coming not long after Igbo leaders visited President Buhari in Aso Villa to appeal to him to release the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who is also in custody of the Department of State Services, DSS.

President had while responding to their request, said though their demand was a tough one, he would consider it.

It was in this regard that some followers of Igboho also appealed to the Afenifere to meet with the President with the hope of getting the detained activist released.

Naija News understands that Sunday Igboho is currently in the custody of the authorities of Benin Republic following his arrest while trying to escape to Germany through the country.

However, in a statement on Friday by the General-Secretary of the group, Sola Ebiseni, Afenifere said it is pointless for the group to beg President Buhari on behalf of Igboho, stressing that the Oduduwa Republic agitator committed no crime.

The Yoruba group maintained that only those who invaded Igboho’s residence in Ibadan committed a crime and hence the activist had done no evil to be detained.

Afenifere said: “We do not have to beg the President to release Sunday Igboho. Sunday Igboho did not commit any offence whatsoever; that’s our position.”

“Those who went to invade his house were terrorists in Nigerian security uniform and they have no right whatsoever and that has been tested in a court of competent jurisdiction. Igboho has been absolved and the government was visited with N20bn worth of damages.

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“In spite of the impunity of the Buhari government, we insist that Nigeria shall not be governed except by the rule of law,” the statement added.