The chief of the umbrella physique of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, Professor Banji Akintoye, has confirmed media studies that he’s Benin Republic.
The famend historian, nevertheless, stated he isn’t on the run following studies that the Muhammadu Buhari-led Nigerian authorities is planning to arrest him.
An announcement by his Communications Manager, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye, stated Akintoye is in Benin Republic to make sure the discharge of the detained Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, from detention within the Fancophone nation.
He vowed to return to return to Nigeria as soon as Igboho’s freedom has been secured so he can resume his wrestle for the actualisation of Yoruba Nation.
According to him, he has not dedicated any offence to warrant his arrest or intimidation.
For him, the struggle for the liberation of Yoruba Nation is about “no retreat, no surrender”.
“Myself, the President-General and Professor Wale Adeniran (Chairman) of Ilana Omo Oodua, are currently in the Republic of Benin as reported, but not on the run.
“We are here to supervise and coordinate, by all legal and and other means, the struggle for the release of our son and patriot, Sunday Adeyemo Igboho, detained by the Government from custody.
“By demanding peaceable self-determination for the Yoruba Nation, I’m not breaking any regulation, since self-determination is recognised by the worldwide and Nigerian legal guidelines to be an inalienable proper of each nationality, massive or small, on the earth.
“I’ve earned a strong fame as a extremely revered advocate of a peaceable self-determination wrestle. I’ve even written a e book on the topic which is already getting used as a guide by Yoruba self-determination advocates and organisations.
“Irrespective of what the Nigerian Government could also be planning towards me, I wish to say with none concern or intimidation that I shall be returning to Nigeria instantly Ighoho is launched from custody. I can’t be intimidated as a result of I’ve not dedicated any offense, identical to Sunday Igboho.
“Let me inform all Yoruba People internationally that there’s no trigger for alarm. I didn’t flee to anyplace. I’m in Benin Republic operating your errands. The wrestle is not any retreat, no give up,” he stated.