Aare Ona Kankanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has said that the attempt by the Federal Government to criminalise the case of Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, is undemocratic.
In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, on Wednesday, Adams expressed sadness over the way Igboho is being treated by the government.
He said the plan by Federal Government to clamp down on agitators is undemocratic and can make the government an enemy to the people.
“Igboho’s case is gradually exposing FG’s plan to clamp down on all agitators and that is undemocratic, and also capable of turning government to tyranny of the majority, especially, from a government that came to power with a lot of hope and support from the people of the South West,” Adams called.
The Aare Ona Kakanfo called on the Federal Government to be fair in handling Igboho’s case, adding that any maltreatment of the activist may lead to war.
“I think the FG should be fair to the young man because any attempt to trivialize issues of agitations might set this nation on fire.
“For example, the issue of self-determination didn’t come up overnight. It was as a result of the long years of injustice, nepotism, and corruption occasioned by bad leadership.
“So, the FG will be making a big mistake if it decides to treat agitators of Yoruba nation as common criminals or enemies.
“Igboho has a right to his freedom. There is nothing bad for him to seek asylum in the Republic of Benin, and he is entitled to seek refuge in a foreign land if he thinks his safety cannot be guaranteed here in Nigeria,” he said.