Inspite of early Thursday’s raid by the Department of State Services on the Ibadan, Oyo State, residence of Yoruba Nation Agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, the Yoruba Nation mega-rally scheduled for Lagos, on Saturday, will go on as planned, the activist has said.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had on Thursday warned Igboho and other agitators to shelve their planned rally scheduled for Lagos.
The Lagos police commissioner had warned that anyone caught organising or participating in the rally would be dealt with according to the law.
But Igboho’s spokesman, Olayomi Koiki, in a Facebook live broadcast, on Friday morning, insisted that Saturday’s rally scheduled for Ojota, Lagos, would go ahead.
Koiki also stated that Igboho will return stronger.
According to him, “I can still confirm officially that the Lagos rally, in as much as whatever news or rumours you’ve been listening to from different outlets, will go as planned
“The 3rd of July Mega rally will go as planned. All arrangements for the rally has been planned and nothing has changed.
“I have spoken to the organisers, nothing has changed so far. 3rd of July from exactly 9:00am in the morning. The whole arrangement and planning is going on.
“I’ve spoken with the General Secretary of Ilana Omo Odua, George Akinola and also in the early hours before noon, I spoke with Banji Akintoye and he is working tirelessly for the release of those taken away.
“The rally in Lagos is going to be a peaceful rally, it is going to be a mega rally. Do not be disturbed about what happened. So many development took place at Igboho’s house.
“We might get a form of video from Igboho about the Lagos rally, which might be released. We’ll be deciding that in the next 24 hours.”
Koiki further stated, “He (Igboho) asked me to tell you all, not to be weighed down about what happened, he is standing with the Yoruba Nation agenda.”