The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Iba Gani Adams, has described as “undemocratic” the plot by the Federal Government to criminalise the case of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho.
The Yoruba generalissimo stated this in a statement signed by his media aide, Kehinde Aderemi.
Adams said the Federal Government risks becoming an enemy of the people if it goes ahead with the plot.
“Igboho’s case is gradually exposing FG’s plan to clamp down on all agitators and that is undemocratic, and also capable of turning government to tyranny of the majority, especially, from a government that came to power with a lot of hope and support from the people of the South-West,” he stated.
He warned that maltreating Igboho could lead to war, urging the Muhammadu Buhari administration to approach the case with fairness.
“I think the FG should be fair to the young man because any attempt to trivialize issues of agitations might set this nation on fire.
“For example, the issue of self determination didn’t come up overnight. It was as a result of the long years of injustice, nepotism, and corruption occasioned by bad leadership.
“So, the FG will be making a big mistake if it decides to treat agitators of Yoruba nation as common criminals or enemies.
“Igboho has a right to his freedom. There is nothing bad for him to seek asylum in Republic of Benin, and he is entitled to seek refuge in a foreign land if he thinks his safety cannot be guaranteed here in Nigeria,” Adams stated.