Igboho: Arrange meeting with Buhari – Oluwo appeals to Yoruba leaders
The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi has called on leaders from the South-West geopolitical zone to arrange a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari to negotiate the release of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho.
The traditional ruler made the appeal in a statement signed by his media aide, Alli Ibraheem.
He said that the release of Igboho would solidify Nigeria’s unity.
Oluwo also appealed to the Federal Government to use diplomatic channels to relate with Benin Republic so as to ensure the speedy repatriation of Igboho to Nigeria.
The statement read, “The controversies surrounding the continuous detention of Sunday Igboho can be addressed if the Yoruba Monarchs, elders and stakeholders ready to take a walk to President Muhammed Buhari.
“Sunday Igboho is our son. 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 a request 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 legal lingering litigation will earn the government credit. It is a credit of maturity and unity.”
The statement came days after some prominent South-East stakeholders led by First Republic minister, Mbazulike Amaechi visited President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Villa to appeal for the release of detained Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.