Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, has said he is enjoying stable electricity supply in prison in Benin Republic.
Igboho has been in prison since July 20 in the neighbouring country when he was arrested alongside his wife, Ropo, while trying to flee to Germany together.
Although there is no extradition treaty between Nigeria and Benin Republic, the federal government had made attempts to extradite him back to Nigeria to face charges on allegation of illegally stockpiling weapons.
However, the government of Benin insisted that the Nigerian government failed to provide sufficient evidence against Igboho, who is seeking asylum in the country.
The activist, who spoke through his spokesman, Olayomi Koiki, said his time in Benin Republic prison has given him greater reasons to push for the self determination of the Yoruba nation.
Igboho, who has been clamouring for the establishment of Oodua Republic in Nigeria, thanked some prominent Yoruba personalities for the support shown to him over his ordeal.
“I received a message from Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Igboho via his lawyer from Benin Republic lawyer Olusegun Falola that he stands on his belief, self-determination for the Yoruba Nation, because there’s nothing like Nigeria again for him”, Koiki quoted Igboho as saying.
“He believes as a Yoruba man and the indigenous person of the land that it’s time for Yorubas to stand on their own as a Nation.
“He sends his greetings and appreciation to all the sons and daughters of Yoruba nation around the world, that you all have given him all the drive needed to stand his ground and he also reiterated that the Yoruba Nation Now; there is no going back.
”We must continue our peaceful awareness and campaign in accordance with the United Nation Charter, African Union Charter in seeking self-determination.
“Also towards the 1 million March coming up in New York at the United Nation 76th General Assembly organised by NINAS”.
He added: “I am Olayomi Koiki, the spokesman for Chief Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho). Our father, Chief Sunday Igboho extends his greetings to all Yoruba indigenes all over the world.
“He also asked me to send my greetings to the King, Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, he said I should really appreciate you for the support, he said he can see how you’re supporting him because his wife is delivering the messages.
“He said I should also thank the Oba Tejuoso who has arrived in Benin Republic though they haven’t seen each other. He also said I should thank our father, the Olugbon.
“Igboho also asked me to extend my greeting to Wole Soyinka, he said I should also thank President Talon of the Benin Republic, he said I should thank the Minister of Justice (in Benin Republic) because despite what’s happening, the security of Igboho’s wife is guaranteed.
“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.”