The Paramount Ruler of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi has urged Yoruba monarchs, elders and stakeholders to approach President Muhammadu Buhari to negotiate the release of Sunday Adeyemo.
Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho is currently in prison in the Benin Republic where he is being tried in court.
Igboho was arrested while trying to leave the country after security operatives stormed his house over alleged arm stockpiling.
But in a statement released on Sunday by Oluwo of Iwo’s Chief Press Secretary Alli Ibraheem, the monarch said the release of the embattled Yoruba nation agitator could strengthen the unity of the country, calling on Yoruba stakeholders to harmonise interest towards securing the release of the freedom fighter.
Oba Akanbi argued that releasing Igboho and Nnamdi Kanu could endear harmonious relationships of different ethnic groups in the country.
It reads further, “The controversies surrounding the continuous detention of Sunday Igboho can be addressed if Yoruba monarchs, elders and stakeholders are ready to take a walk to President Muhammed Buhari.
“Sunday Igboho is our son, he has made some mistakes that are realizable on the agitation for the Yoruba nation. The approach is jeopardizing the intention.
“I urge stakeholders in Yoruba affairs to harmonize their interests, come together and approach the country’s leaders for the release of the embattled Igboho.
“Granting such request by the Federal Government will entrench the unity of Nigeria and foster a harmonious understanding.
“Only the Federal Government has the exclusive charisma to liberate the face of Yoruba nation agitator at this critical time.
“Our son must be rescued. Releasing Igboho without recourse to lingering legal litigation will earn the government credit. It is a credit of maturity and unity”.
He enjoined Buhari to honour Yoruba kings and stakeholders, with a view convincing Yoruba home and abroad to respect the unity of Nigeria, adding: “The federal government should effectively relate with Benin”.
Recall that a delegation from Eastern Nigeria last week paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari where they persuaded him to make the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) a priority.
At the meeting, the President disclosed to the delegation that though he may consider their request but that it may be a difficult one to fulfil.