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Reactions As Soyinka Visits Sunday Igboho In Benin Republic




Reactions As Soyinka Visit Sunday Igboho In Benin Republic

Reactions have trailed the visit of Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka to Benin Republic to meet with Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.

Naija News earlier reported that the meeting was held on Sunday in Cotonou, where the Yoruba Nation agitator is currently staying after being released from detention.

Others at the meeting include the leader of the Umbrella body of Yoruba Self-determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Banji Akintoye, and his deputy, Wale Adeniran.

However, Nigerians have taken to social media to express their views on the visit of the Nobel Laureate to the Odududwa agitator.

See some of the reactions below:

@OwolabiJohnso15 wrote: “This man is one of those that really love Yorubas and Oduduwa nation. God bless you, my professor.”

@BeerofCrate wrote: “I love the fact that Yoruba elders didn’t abandon chief Sunday Igboho during this trial. And I’m also happy the Yoruba community/kings of Benin republic rose up to his defence.

@wordsofGod777 wrote: “Yorubas self are up to something… Igbo self are planning their own by the corner because the Southerners are smelling foul play from North like they won’t want to release power to the South.”

@Yourme_Abayomi said: “Sunday Igboho is truly blessed. He has three professors acting in such capacities as sympathisers, advisers, associates and most importantly father figures.

“Very few Yoruba people enjoy this goodwill from these distinguished, respectable fathers.

@giginyu wrote: “It’s surprising that the Yoruba elites only wait for a thug to blow the whistle, then the prominent ones begin to show interest, why cant the elites start rolling the ball?..we now know what the Yoruba elites stand for.

@Olusegun_saint wrote: “We need Igboho on standby. May God continue to keep him alive. Our thanks also go to Prof. Wole Soyinka, Elders Akintoye and Adeniran. May God continue to bless you with good health, longevity and sound wisdom for the struggles ahead.”

@LutherIbe wrote: “All these solidarity visit by prominent Yoruba leaders simply tells you that this is not alone as claimed in some quarters. He is not a small man, even Obasanjo visited him when his legs were chained. The more you look the less you see.”

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows.