A lot of agitation is on following the recent arrest of Yoruba rights activist; Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho. Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, has condemned the arrest and has reacted while also urging the Afenifere group to launch a fundraiser for Igboho.
Igboho was arrested on Monday night at an airport in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
According to PUNCH, Reno Omokri called on the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, and the Aare Ona Kankanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, to immediately organise a fundraiser to cover Igboho’s legal fees.
He made this known on his verified Facebook page on Tuesday, stating that other Southwestern politicians should speak up against Igboho’s arrest.
He wrote, “I am ready to publicly put my money where my mouth is.
“I urge Afenifere and Aare Ona Kakanfo Gani Adams, to openly start a fundraiser for Sunday Igboho’s legal defence.
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“Buhari very openly supports killer herdsmen. We should not hide our support for Igboho’s freedom.
“Garba Shehu openly released a statement that Miyetti Allah deserves “respect”. Igboho also deserves respect, if not from the government, then from us, for defending Nigerians from killer herdsmen.
“In fact, any Southwestern politician that remains silent while Buhari is persecuting Igboho must be marked and punished in 2023!”
Meanwhile, Yoruba leaders have started to rally support for Igboho while lawyers battle to stop Igboho extradition from Benin Republic.