Igboho Is Like Prophet Muhammed Who Fled Mecca For Medina Over Persecution – Afenifere

Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, has mentioned there may be nothing fallacious with Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also referred to as Sunday Igboho, looking for asylum in a foreign country the place his security may be assured.

The Afenifere’s National Publicity Secretary, Jare Ajayi, mentioned Igboho is like Prophet Muhammed who fled Mecca to Medina over persecution.

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He said this in a launch, titled, “Sunday Igboho Court Hearing: Afenifere Commends Olubadan, Ooni, Other Obas.”

SaharaReporters had earlier reported that the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, defined that he despatched a delegation to Benin Republic to allay the fears of a number of individuals, together with protesters who besieged his palace.

Afenifere mentioned, “Sunday Igboho lives in Ibadan, got married in Ibadan, reared children in Ibadan, built houses in Ibadan and as such he has the rights to be protected by the Ibadan traditional institution within the ambit of the law just like any human being in Ibadan.”

He additionally allayed public fears of a “repeat performance of Yoruba-Fulani coalition of 1814”.

In its assertion, Afenifere lamented that “what is now regarded as Sunday Igboho’s travail ought not to occur at all if there had been good governance in Nigeria and people were not harassed without any just cause.” 

“It is so sad that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is concentrating on hunting and harassing those who are seeking relief from the oppressive situation in Nigeria while shying away from tackling the menaces of kidnapping, terrorism and antics bordering on ethnic-cleansing,” the group added.

Afenifere additionally mentioned there was nothing fallacious with this intention, because it narrated, “We recall that Moses had to be taken away from the prying eyes of Pharaoh and his agents in Egypt. Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W) too had to leave his hometown, Mecca for Medina in order to escape persecution.

“Thus, there is nothing wrong in Igboho seeking a respite first to preserve his life and perhaps to re-strategise.”

SaharaReporters had reported that Igboho and his spouse have been arrested final Monday on the Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport by safety operatives following a sign the West African nation acquired from the Nigerian authorities.

On Thursday, the Cour De’appal De Cotonou, Benin Republic, the place Igboho and his spouse, Ropo, have been arraigned on Thursday, ordered the spouse to be launched similar day.

The court docket had dominated that Igboho must be returned to custody.

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Igboho Is Like Prophet Muhammed Who Fled Mecca For Medina Over Persecution – Afenifere

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