Sunday Igboho didn’t ask any politician, retired soldier to negotiate with presidency -Lawyer

Yoruba rights activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has declared that he did not authorise any politician or retired soldier to negotiate with the presidency on his behalf.

He said this in a statement by one of his counsels in Nigeria, Chief Yomi Alliyu, on Friday.

The statement was titled, “Our client has not endorsed any defecting politician or retired soldier as his handler or mouthpiece save his lead counsel.”

Though the statement did not mention the name of the politician, he indicated that the political figure recently joined the ruling All Progressives Congress.

The PUNCH had reported that Igboho is currently in a detention facility in Benin Republic after he was arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic, on July 16, 2021, with his wife, while travelling to Germany.

This is after Soka, Ibadan, Oyo State home of the pro-Yoruba self-determination activist was invaded by men from DSS around 1:30 am on July 1, 2021, leading to the arrest of 12 of his aides, while Igboho managed to escape arrest.

The statement read, “We have been reliably informed that some politicians are pressurising our client, Chief Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Igboho Oosa, and his wife, MRS ROPO ADEYEMO both now in Cotonou to give them endorsement to use at the Presidency to justify their newfound love and/or defection to APC and/or curry affection from those in power.

“Let the whole world be aware, especially the Presidency, that Chief Sunday Adeyemo is totally apolitical with no special love and/or hatred for any political party as he has friends in all. His mass followership runs across many divides without any political and/or religious colouration.

“He also has no political handler who controls the way he goes about his belief! Kanu’s Case is a good lesson in treachery to all!

“He however respects the six (6) elected Governors of Southwest States as authentic representatives of his Yoruba race.

“Any document purportedly signed by Chief Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Igboho Oosa and/or his wife endorsing, empowering and/or making anybody his mouthpiece other than his lead counsel should be disregarded and taken as FAKE.

“It is disheartening that a discredited politician with a disreputable pedigree in Yoruba race and another retired security officer are pressurising our client and his wife to give them endorsements to Yoruba Youths and the Presidency without considering his unlawful incarceration in the Republic of Benin and health issues.”