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Opinion: Why Yoruba Group Shouldn't Counter The Position Of FG On Sunday Igboho's Case

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The agitation for secession has been one of the recent challenges in the country. The Southwest region recently joined the demand, to secede from Nigeria, popular Yoruba Rights, Activist Sunday Igboho, has been the front man in the demand, for the creation of the Oduduwa nation. Due to several challenges, as regards the agitation for secession, and plan to elope to Europe, Sunday Igboho was apprehended in an airport in Benin Republic. The Yoruba Rights, Activist has been remanded in Benin Republic ever since.

There have been several reactions, to the continued detention of Sunday Igboho in Benin Republic. The Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has disclosed that the Federal Government could decide to look at all possible means to resolve the issues of secession in the country. Abubakar Malami who spoke to newsmen on Wednesday said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, may be willing to consider all kinds of solutions, including political ones, to resolve the crisis surrounding agitation in the country.

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When the Minister of Justice was asked whether the Federal Government was not disposed to a political solution, to the issues concerning Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho, Abubakar Malami said the Federal Government would not mind taking a shot at it. According to a report on Naijanews, the leader of the llana Omo Oodua, a self-determination group, has reacted to the statement from the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami. Prof. Banji Akintoye who spoke to Punch said the statement of Abubakar Malami needs clarity.

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According to Prof. Banji Akintoye he said the Minister should explain what he meant by not ruling, out a political solution, if it means they should beg the Nigerian Government. He further said Sunday Igboho and other Yoruba agitators have not committed any crime by agitating for secession. Prof. Banji Akintoye also disclosed that they are open to dialogue with the Federal Government on how their demand can be actualized, and the release of Sunday Igboho would be among the negotiations.

In my opinion, the Yoruba group shouldn't counter the position of the Federal Government about the issue of agitation in the country. There have been several calls for the Federal Government to address the issue, since Federal Government has made known to the public that it is open to solutions, the opportunity should not be misused, neither should it cause controversies.

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