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Nnamdi Kanu: Treat Sunday Igboho with respect – Ex-INEC chief warns FG




A former Nationwide Commissioner of the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC), accountable for Oyo, Ogun and Ekiti States, Professor Lai Olurode, has cautioned the Federal Authorities (FG) to deal with Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho, with respect.


Olurode stated the FG ought to permit Igboho, who was arrested in Cotonou airport on his technique to Germany on Monday night time, to have entry to authorized illustration.

He additionally has argued that the arrest of Igboho and the chief of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, received’t finish agitations in Nigeria.

The previous INEC chief, who spoke with reporters after Eid-el-Kabir prayer at The WING Faculty, Iwo, Osun State on Tuesday, suggested the FG to interact Igboho and Kanu’s teams and followers to debate the best way ahead.

Olurode stated: “I don’t assume people ought to problem state establishments. How I wanted Igboho didn’t permit himself to be arrested, I wanted he had submitted himself to authorities when he was declared wished.

“In fact, there shall be authorized illustration for him however it’ll be an ordeal for him. I hope he won’t be mistreated.”

He added: “The way in which the FG handles Igboho’s case will painting the state both in method or unhealthy. Now that he’s arrested, the state has demonstrated his formidability as an establishment.

“I’ll solely warning that he needs to be handled with respect and entry to authorized illustration. He needs to be accorded the proper as a citizen of Nigeria. The state needs to be magnanimous sufficient to indicate the world that it is a first rate nation.

“Arrest of Igboho and Kanu won’t finish the agitation. FG ought to attain out to the teams of Sunday Igboho and Nnamdi Kanu to debate on the best way ahead.

“These two people are simply mere representatives of worries and issues. The State shouldn’t be seen by relating some units with sticks whereas others with carrots.”

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