Steer Clear Of Sunday Igboho – Yoruba Group Warns Obasanjo
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A south-west socio-cultural group, Yoruba for One Nigeria Forum (YONF) has warned former President Olusegun Obasanjo to get a soft landing for embattled Yoruba Nations activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, telling him to steer clear of the freedom fighter.
The group, in an open letter to Obasanjo on Tuesday, called on him to clear his name over media reports that he is lobbying Benin Republic to shield Igboho from facing prosecution.
The letter titled “Olusegun Obasanjo is the Greatest Beneficiary of Nigeria’s Unity” and signed by YONF National President, Seun Adebayo Lawal, said the call became necessary in view of the significant benefits the former President and the Yoruba nation as a whole have gained from one united Nigeria.
The letter made available to newsmen Nigeria reads:
“The attention of our organisation has been drawn to media reports that former President Olusegun Obasanjo has embarked on a mission in Benin Republic to shield Sunday Adeyemi popularly known as Igboho, who is currently facing multiple criminal charges in the country and on DSS wanted list in Nigeria from being prosecuted.
“Recall that the self-styled violent agitator has been on the run following his invitation by the Department of State Services.
“While we hope that this unpatriotic move is not true, we expect the former President to issue a clear statement on the allegations to inform Nigerians of his position. This is important because of the imminent misconceptions his silence is generating on this matter.
“It is our position as a native Yoruba indigenous organisation that the alleged move by Obasanjo needs to be censored so as to set records straight for posterity and history.
“The Nigerian history, in its present form, has recorded the Yoruba nation as the greatest beneficiaries of Nigeria’s unity since independence. Ironically former President Olusegun Obasanjo is a Yoruba man who has benefited the most from whatever gains Nigeria made of her unity