OPC to Buhari: Order DSS to stop manhunt for Igboho, release loyalists
The Odua Peoples Congress has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to order the Department of State Services to call off the manhunt for the Yoruba Nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho.
This was contained in a statement issued by OPC President, Otunba Wasiu Afolabi, on Monday, calling on the Federal Government to release all persons arrested at Igboho’s home in Ibadan.
“We demand that security agents should call off the manhunt for Sunday Igboho and urgently release all those arrested in that despicable July 1 raid on his Ibadan home,” the statement read in part.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that DSS operatives had raided Igboho’s Ibadan residence in the Soka area on July 1, 2021, arrested about 12 of his aides and killed two of them in a gun duel.
The Nigerian secret police had declared Igboho wanted for allegedly stockpiling arms, an allegation he has since denied.
Reacting to the call for rotational presidency, OPC lashed out at some northern groups for criticising the 17 southern governors, who demanded that the Presidency be handed over to a southerner in 2023.
“From where do these misguided northern youths and northern groups derive their sense of entitlement, arrogance and combativeness? Why do they feel that they must have their way on which zone becomes President and the South cannot aspire to the position?
“The OPC hereby urges true leaders of the North to take charge and caution their belligerent people to take things easy. Their arrogant posturing about power shift will only heat up the Nigerian polity,” Afolabi said.
The group called on the President Buhari not to sign the Senate’s bill that rejected electronic transmission of election results.
According to OPC, the Senate was trying to take Nigeria backwards at a time the nation was embracing technology.
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