Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho has sent a thank you message to some selected leaders in Yoruba region, southwest Nigeria, for standing by him in his travail in the neighbouring Republic of Benin.
In messages sent through his spokesman, Olayomi Koiki, Igboho, who was accused of entering Benin illegally and planning to cause trouble, said he was humble with the solidarity he has been receiving from leaders of Yoruba, adding that this support has elevating his spirit in the detention in Benin Republic.
He extended his appreciation to the Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka,, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi; Osile of Oke Ona Egbaland, Oba Adedapo Adewale Tejuoso and Olugbon of Orile Igbo, Oba Francis Alao.
According to the spokesman, Igboho, who was once a little-known car salesman, but now emerged as a national figure in Nigeria, also thanked President Talon of the Benin Republic, Minister of Justice in Benin Republic because despite what’s happening, the security of Igboho’s wife is guaranteed.
Koiki said the activist asked him to thank major Yoruba leaders in Nigeria who had shown one support or the other towards the activist in detention in Benin Republic.
Meanwhile, Igboho was quoted as saying that the West African country where he’s being held enjoys steady electricity supply, hoping that the same will apply to the separate Yoruba Nation which will soon be actualised.
“He said we should take a look at Benin Republic enjoying steady electricity supply. That’s what we desire in the Yoruba Nation we have been agitating for and we will get there very soon,” Koiki said in a message sent to SaharaReporters