Yoruba’s foremost monarch, the Ooni of Ife, has acknowledged that consultations have been ongoing to drum help for Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho), who’s at present standing trial in Benin Republic.
The Ooni famous that “efforts of solidarity and support” have been ongoing for Igboho, noting that the whole lot couldn’t be stated within the public house.
Moses Olafare, the spokesperson of the Ooni of Ife, acknowledged this in a press release despatched to SaharaReporters, including that it was unreasonable to consider that the Yoruba conventional rulers didn’t present help for the agitation.
He maintained that the truth that they have been making silent efforts shouldn’t be misinterpreted for inaction.
Olafare stated, “The Ooni of Ife has been making some efforts of solidarity and support for Sunday Igboho. You cannot be making solidarity for someone you have not supported.
“The fact that at the council of obas has not met to discuss that issue, does not mean the regional obas are not communicating among themselves on the way forward on this issue. It is not compulsory to make public whatever the efforts are.
“The royal fathers should not be expected to be making public their efforts at a critical time like this. It would be unreasonable to think that the Alaafin (of Oyo) and Alake (of Egbaland) are not doing anything. They must be making efforts on the issue as well but they necessarily do not need to make them public.”
SaharaReporters had reported that Sunday Igboho was awaiting his destiny on the Cour De’Appal De Cotonou, Benin Republic, following his arraignment by the authorities of the nation.
A supply had instructed SaharaReporters that the activist was not for extradition to Nigeria.
Igboho has been in police detention since, though his spouse and medical crew now have entry to him.
SaharaReporters had reported how Benin Republic police three Mondays in the past arrested Igboho at Cardinal Bernardin International Airport in Cotonou, whereas making an attempt to fly from the nation to Germany.
The Department of State Services (DSS) had on July 1 raided the residence of the activist in Ibadan, Oyo state.
Igboho had deliberate a ”Yoruba Nation Rally” in Lagos two days earlier than the raid.
The DSS raided the residence, killing two individuals and arresting 12 aides however Igboho escaped.
The company alleged that Igboho was stockpiling weapons, and subsequently declared him wished.