Afenifere, the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, said it will never beg President Muhammadu Buhari to release Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho).
Adeyemo was arrested and is currently being detained in Benin Republic.
Afenifere, reacting to calls by prominent Yoruba individuals and groups urging it to emulate Igbo leaders and approach President Buhari to plead for the release of Igboho, said in a statement on Friday signed by its General-Secretary, Sola Ebiseni, that there was no basis to beg the President to release the Oduduwa Republic advocate as he had committed no crime.
“We do not have to beg the President to release Sunday Igboho. Sunday Igboho did not commit any offence whatsoever; that’s our position.
“Those who went to invade his house were terrorists in Nigerian security uniform and they have no right whatsoever and that has been tested in a court of competent jurisdiction. “Igboho has been absolved and the government was visited with N20billion worth of damages.
“In spite of the impunity of the Buhari government, we insist that Nigeria shall not be governed except by the rule of law,” the statement said.