Yoruba activists, Sunday Igboho, has disclosed that he did not ask the Oluwo of Iwoland, Adewale Akanbi, or any traditional ruler to speak on his behalf.
The Yoruba Nation agitator has gone into hidden since operatives of the Department of State Services raided his residence in the Soka area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
Oba Akanbi had in a letter forwarded to President Muhammadu Buhari, urged the President to forgive Igboho, promising that he would bring him to the Presidential Villa.
The spokesman of the Yoruba Nation agitator, Olayomi Koiki, in a post on his Facebook account said his principal did not ask any traditional ruler to speak on his behalf.
“Chief Sunday (Igboho) did not ask any royal father to speak on his behalf. His legal team is on his case,” Koiki’s post read.
Koiki added that those arrested at Igboho’s house are still being held by the DSS despite not being criminals and not violating any of the laws of the country.
He disclosed that more lawyers have joined Igboho’s legal team and would visit the DSS facility in Abuja today for the release of those arrested in his principal’s house.
Meanwhile, the Yoruba Youth Socio Cultural Organisation, has called on Koiki to stop speaking for Igboho in order not to plunge him into deeper trouble.
The Secretary of the group, Mr Olawale Ajao, in a statement on Sunday, quoted the President of the YYSA, Olalekan Hammed, as also calling on prominent Yoruba leaders who Igboho had offended to forgive him.
The statement read, “Olayomi Koiki should speak for himself now and not for Igboho. Everybody knows that he (Igboho) is in a problematic situation and presently needs help. He has no option but to step down his agitation. Those people using his name to organise Yoruba Nation rallies without considering the fact that he is presently in trouble are after personal gains.
“Besides, the Ààrẹ Onakanfo, Iba Gani Adams; Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, the Oluwo of Iwo land; and all other Yoruba monarchs have taken commendable steps in their own capacities to free him from the siege.
“We are hereby calling on our prominent Yoruba elders/leaders, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Chief Bisi Akande, Baba Enoch Adeboye and many others, who he had some time ago unwisely and arrogantly offended, to forgive him and come to his rescue.”