Home » Headlines, Wole Soyinka » Why Soyinka visited Sunday Igboho — Sources

Why Soyinka visited Sunday Igboho — Sources

Why Soyinka visited Sunday Igboho — Sources

Professor Wole Soyinka

By Dapo Akinrefon & Olasunkanmi Akoni

LAGOS—FRESH facts emerged on why Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, visited Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, fondly called Sunday Igboho, in Cotonou, Benin Republic.

Soyinka had visited Igboho and leaders of the Ilana Omo Oodua, IOO, Professor Banji Akintoye and Dr. Adewale Adeniran.

Accompanying some photos of the visit was a caption where Igboho wrote: “It’s my pleasure to have my father, Prof. Wole Soyinka, around. I wish you more good life sir.”

The playwright, who was seen at the Seme border around noon on Sunday, crossing over to Cotonou, was mobbed by a crowd while waiting to complete immigration formalities.

While he was repeatedly asked where he was headed, he responded that he was on a visit to Sunday Igboho to break the Muslim fast with him.

Reminded that neither he nor Ighoho was a Muslim, Nobel Laureate said that it made no difference.

He said: “Ramadan is as good as any other season to express non-denominational solidarity,” Soyinka stated.

Meanwhile, multiple sources told Vanguard that Soyinka’s visit was in solidarity with Igboho and Akintoye.

Another source told Vanguard that the meeting, which was held behind closed doors, was to “map out strategies on how we are going to achieve our objective which is to have an independent nation.”

It was further learned that the closed-door meeting “may not be unconnected with the bid for Igboho’s total freedom and return to Nigeria.”

The source said: “Soyinka’s visit was just a solidarity visit and it was held behind closed doors. Since it was a closed-door meeting, it is not what you disclose to the public.

It was a solidarity visit to further map out strategies on how we are going to achieve our objective which is to have an independent nation. If you must know, Soyinka played a prominent role in Igboho’s release from detention.”

On what Sunday Igboho said, the source stated: “Igboho appreciated him (Soyinka) for his role in his freedom from incarceration which was propelled by the Nigerian Government. He also pledged his loyalty to the Yoruba people and assured the world that the Yoruba determination struggle is an idea whose time has come. It is no retreat, no surrender.”

Similarly, another source informed Vanguard that Professor Akintoye “has always been consistent and dedicated to the struggle of the Yoruba Nation. He is also in high spirit and fine.”

Igboho was arrested in the Benin Republic last year and detained by the Beninese authorities.

He was, however, granted freedom on health grounds on March 7, 2022.

-Vanguard

Short URL: http://newnigerianpolitics.com/?p=62905

Posted by on May 4 2022. Filed under Headlines, Wole Soyinka. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

PDP gives Obasanjo 48 hours to clarify his statement on Atiku

Headlines

Emefiele’s fate over presidential ambition in the hands of CBN’s board of directors – Buhari

Categories

Browse Latest Politics

Featuring Top 5/4316 of Latest Politics

2023: Atiku insulted Wike – Gov Ortom

Browse Africa & World Politics

Featuring Top 3/2205 of Africa & World Politics

Browse National Politics

Featuring Top 5/1207 of National Politics

Prepare for revolution in Nigeria – Archbishop Chukwuma

Browse NNP Columnists

Featuring Top 10/1505 of NNP Columnists

Why I dumped PDP, withdrew from Presidential race – Peter Obi

Advertisements

FEATURED VIDEOS

Nigerian-born American-trained Engineer, Rangtiem Hoomkwap, creates revolutionary online platform for global artists

ARCHIVES

May 2022
S M T W T F S
« Apr   Jun »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

© 2022 New Nigerian Politics. All Rights Reserved. Log in - Designed by Gabfire Themes