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We won’t beg you to release Sunday Igboho – Afenifere tells Buhari

We won't beg you to release Sunday Igboho - Afenifere tells Buhari 2

Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, has stated that there is no reason to implore President Muhammadu Buhari for the release of Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, a Yoruba nation agitator.

Some Nigerians urged the organisation to follow in the footsteps of Igbo leaders who approached President Muhammadu Buhari for the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

Buhari said he would consider Kanu’s release after traditional and religious elders in the south-east begged him to do so in order to defuse tensions in the region.

Buhari made the comment at the State House in Abuja during a meeting with some Southeast leaders organised by the Highly Respected Igbo Greats and led by First Republic legislator and Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi.

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Some Igboho supporters had also petitioned the Afenifere to request Buhari’s release.

However, in a statement released by the group’s General-Secretary, Sola Ebiseni, Afenifere stated that there is no reason to ask the president, emphasising that the Oduduwa Republic agitator has committed no crime.

We do not have to beg the President to release Sunday Igboho. Sunday Igboho did not commit any offence whatsoever; that’s our position.

“Those who went to invade his house were terrorists in Nigerian security uniform and they have no right whatsoever and that has been tested in a court of competent jurisdiction. Igboho has been absolved and the government was visited with N20bn worth of damages.

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“Despite the impunity of the Buhari government, we insist that Nigeria shall not be governed except by the rule of law,” the statement added.

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