Yoruba group urges Tinubu to pardon ‘Igboho’
Seeks his return to Nigeria
A Group, the Yoruba Self-Determination Coalition (YSDC), has urged President Bola Tinubu to grant a presidential pardon to Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.
In a statement by its National Leader, Demola Edward and National Secretary, Tunji Omolewu, the group said allowing Igboho to return to Nigeria would be in the best interest of national unity.
The Yoruba group, therefore, implored Tinubu to use his presidential prerogative to effect pardon of Igboho, who has been in the neighbouring Benin Republic.
The statement reads: “As hinted by the name of the organisation we are here representing today, the progress and development of South-West region of Yoruba is our paramount interest.
“We urge President Tinubu, who was himself an agitator for democracy during the June 12, 1993 saga, to pardon Chief Sunday Adeyemo because his agitation was solely for the security and development of the Yoruba South-West region.”
The group also pledged its support for the President in his quest to move the country forward and ensure continued growth of democratic and judicial institutions as well as the patriotic values and characters of the citizenry.
“Perhaps you would all agree with us that the dwindling fortunes of this country have been deeply aggravated by the 1999 Constitution, which was handed to us by the military without the input of democratic representations.
“There is no gainsaying that this country needs an urgent rescue from the worsening socio-economic and security ailment of all time, and the first dose of the panacea to cure such crises must and should be the amendment of the so-called 1999 Constitution, which successive administrations lack the political will to implement.
“We believe that President Tinubu is a brave leader who has all it takes to engage cerebral socio-political approaches to see to the amendment of the anti-progressive constitution,” the group further stated.
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