May 28, 2022

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Soyinka Gives Reason for Visiting Sunday Igboho in Benin Republic, Photo Stirs Reactions – Legit.ng

  • After no less than 8 months imprisonment in the Republic of Benin, Sunday Ighoho was finally released
  • A few weeks after the Yoruba nation met the agitator’s release one of the people who made it possible, Prof. Wole Soyinka, joined him.
  • When asked about the reason for his visit, the Nobel laureate replied that it was about breaking Muslim fast with Igboho
  • Soyinka went together with the head of Ilana Omo Oodua Prof. Banji Akintoye and his deputy Prof. Wale Adeniran

Cotonou, Republic of Benin – Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka paid a visit to Yoruba nation activist Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Ighoho.

The visit was confirmed by Sokinya’s media office in Abuja, reports Channels TV.

Details of the meeting, which took place on Sun nday, May 1, are still unknown.

A picture shared online showed Igboho with Nobel laureate and leader of the Yoruba self-determination group, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Banji Akintoye.

The nation gathered that Soyinka around noon on Sunday around the Seme border, crossing to Cotonou, the capital of the Republic of Benin.

The literary giant is said to have been besieged by a crowd while waiting to clear immigration formalities

When asked where he was going, he reportedly replied, that he was on a visit to Igboho to “break the Muslim fast with him”.

When reminded that neither he nor Ighoho were Muslims, he posed found it made no difference.

According to the report, Soyinka said Ramadan is as good as any Jah time to express non-denominational solidarity.

Reactions to Soyinka’s visit

Irene @achamaja_irene commented:

If Soyinka wasn’t a educated man (even moreover his cunning is quite bewildering), he would have been worse than Cotonou Sunday.”

lajumoke Alawode~James @oluwaloninyo explained:

< blockquote>” If Professor Wole Soyinka had been running for the presidency; would you have voted for him?”

Olusegun @Olusegun_saint added:

“We need Igboho on standby. May God continue to keep him alive. Our thanks also go to Prof. Wole Soyinka, Elders Akintoye and Adeniran. May God continue to bless you with good health, longevity and sound wisdom for the struggles ahead.”

Igboho released from custody

This comes around five weeks after the release of Ighoho from detention in the Republic of Benin was announced, he cannot leave the country despite his release.

The Department of State Services (DSS) had this Says separatist leader wanted after being accused of stockpiling weapons to destabilize Nigeria. Igboho fled his residence in Ibadan for the neighboring Francophone country.

He was unlucky when he was caught at a Benin airport on July 19, 2021 by Interpol when he tried to board a flight to Germany.

Soyinka praised for role in Igboho’s release

Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo, a candidate in Nigeria’s 2023 presidential election , had expressed his delight at the release of Igboho.

Ajadi said that the two Yoruba leaders showed true statesmanship in their interventions, for which they won many hearts. Read more: