Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has reacted to the arrest of Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho, saying that leaders in the Southwest region are working in the background on the activist’s travails.
Sanwo-Olu who was addressing journalists after casting his vote at the Polling Unit 019 Ward 08, Ikoyi II, during the Local Government and Council Areas Election, said that it is a difficult time for Yoruba leaders, but noted that many people have been working behind the scenes.
Recall that Igboho, who has been agitating for the secession of Southwest region of Nigeria and the establishment of the Oodua Republic was apprehended in Cotonou, Benin Republic, by the Beninoise authorities, on Monday.
He was arrested while trying to catch a flight to Germany with his wife.
Since his arrest, the Federal Government of Nigeria, and many Governors in Southwest have been conspicuously silent.
However, Sanwo-Olu while responding to questions on why Southwest leaders have kept mum on the arrest of the Yoruba nation freedom fighter in Benin Republic said Igboho’s case is a delicate one, saying that’s the reason many leaders have been responding privately.
The governor, however, fell short of elaborating the efforts which have been made so far on the matter.
In his words, “These are very difficult times for all of us. I can assure you that people are working behind the scenes.
“At occasions like this, it’s not by how many press people you call.
“I’m aware that a lot of people have responses that they are doing quietly and privately and it doesn’t have to be a public conversation.”