Igboho: South-West governors convene in an emergency meeting
The six governors in the South-West geopolitical zone met an emergency meeting on Friday evening to discuss current national challenges, Saturday PUNCH has learned. The governors met digitally and addressed various concerns, according to a high source who sought anonymity because he was not authorized to comment on the matter. The source could not confirm whether the governors discussed the raid by Department of State Services officers on the Ibadan apartment of Yoruba activist Sunday Adeyemo, nicknamed Sunday Igboho.
However, it was learned that the matter was discussed, among other things. “They’re getting together, but no one knows if it’s because of Igboho. “There are various reasons governors can meet (today), particularly in light of the country’s grave situation,” the source said. The governors who attended the meeting were Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Gboyega Oyetola (Osun), and Seyi Makinde (Oyo).
The secret police have since declared Igboho wanted. The activist is being accused of stockpiling weapons to destabilise the country under the guise of agitation for Yoruba nation but the activist had since denied the allegation, noting that he fights with metaphysical powers and not ammunition. Akeredolu, the zone’s governors’ forum chairman, presided over the meeting. Many Nigerians on social media have bemoaned the governors in the zone’s deafening silence just 48 hours after the secret police stormed Igboho’s mansion in Gestapo-style.
Thirteen of Igboho’s bodyguards and close allies were captured and paraded by the DSS, while two of his supporters were reportedly murdered in a gun battle with the secret police. Igboho, on the other hand, had escaped the raid. During the raid, gunshots pierced his house and cars, leaving bloodstains on the flooring.
Igboho is now wanted by the secret police. The activist is accused of stochastic behavior.