Ooni of Ife mobilises S/West council of Obas for Sunday Igboho
GoldenNewsNg gathered that the Ooni of Ife, has revealed that consultations were ongoing to drum support for Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Igboho who is currently standing trial in Benin Republic.
The Ooni noted that “efforts of solidarity and support” were ongoing for Igboho, noting that everything could not be said in the public space.
Olafare said, “The Ooni of Ife has been making some efforts of solidarity and support for Sunday Igboho. You cannot be making solidarity for someone you have not supported.
The fact that at the council of obas has not met to discuss that issue, does not mean the regional obas are not communicating among themselves on the way forward on this issue. It is not compulsory to make public whatever the efforts are.
“The royal fathers should not be expected to be making public their efforts at a critical time like this. It would be unreasonable to think that the Alaafin (of Oyo) and Alake (of Egbaland) are not doing anything. They must be making efforts on the issue as well but they necessarily do not need to make them public.”
Sunday Igboho was awaiting his fate at the Cour De’Appal De Cotonou, Benin Republic, following his arraignment by the authorities of the country.
Igboho has been in police detention since, although his wife and medical team now have access to him.
Recall Benin Republic police in July arrested Igboho at Cardinal Bernardin International Airport in Cotonou, while trying to fly from the country to Germany.
The Department of State Services (DSS) had on July 1 raided the residence of the activist in Ibadan, Oyo state.
Igboho had planned a ”Yoruba Nation Rally” in Lagos two days before the raid.
The DSS raided the residence, killing two people and arresting 12 aides but Igboho escaped.
The agency alleged that Igboho was stockpiling weapons, and subsequently declared him wanted