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Surrender or be treated like Nnamdi Kanu, Osun monarch urges Igboho


Sunday Igboho arrested

The Olowu Of Owu-Kuta in Osun State, Makama Oyelude, has advised Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, to surrender himself to the authorities or be fished out like Nnamdi Kanu.

WuzupNigeria reported that Igboho whose Ibadan residence was raided by the Department of State Services last Thursday has since been declared wanted by DSS.

At least two of his supporters, including his right-hand man, Saheed Adisa, also known as Adogan, were killed and about 13 others including Igboho’s wife were arrested during the raid.

Speaking to journalists on Sunday, Oba Oyelude, the Yoruba monarch stated that he has no support for calls by secessionists such as Igboho and Kanu.

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According to DailyPost, the monarch said the secessionists can’t win the fight against the Federal Government, noting that dialogue should have been the first point of action.

The monarch however stated his support for restructuring, urging the state governments to make room for the autonomy of local governments.

The statement read, “I am not part of agitations for secession by separatists and unpatriotic Nigerians and I can’t be part of it. Even though Nigerians doesn’t favour all, we shouldn’t secede. Without consultations, you cannot be talking of secession and that’s why even the Obas are not discussing it.

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“They (agitators) will find it difficult from seceding because it’s dead on arrival. Federal Government is the father of the nation and the separatist movement is not a cheap struggle; It is like you are waging arms against the State. Suffering, hardship and internal bickerings will greet regions that secede.

“Nobody dare face the Federal might and succeed. I will advise the agitators to dialogue with the Federal Government. They have had ample opportunity to do so now when it’s ripe. Sunday Igboho can give himself voluntarily to the Federal Government rather than they go fishing him out like Nnamdi Kanu. There is no place for him to hide.

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“Let our Governors look inward and allow Local Government to have autonomy. Enough of this hire and fire approach. The State Governments have sniffled the local government area and that’s why I agree with the Attorney General of the Federation, Malami, on his task to governors to allow autonomy in their states.

“I will support a holistic, clearly defined restructuring rather than secession. Local Government is the bedrock of every intelligence gathered in the grassroots and if the local government is well organised, then the problem of insecurity will be solved. If we don’t allow local government to have autonomy, security situations will continue to persist.”