Adebanjo made the remarks at the funeral of the late spokesman of the pan-Yoruba organization, Yinka Odumakin.
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This is coming on the heels of a viral statement by the leader of South West Agenda, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, purporting that his group secured the support of Afenifere for its candidate during a visit to Pa Reuben Fasoranti, erstwhile Afenifere leader, on Tuesday.
Ever since his student days, Odumakin had been fearless and unrelenting in speaking up in promoting the cause of justice and what he perceived as the best interest of the citizens of Nigeria. He participated actively at the forefront in the various students and youth struggles against successive military dictatorships in the 1980s and 1990s. In the process, he was arrested, harassed and even detained several times. Yet, he never allowed himself to succumb to tyranny or be pressured into submissive and pliant silence.
Former Minority Whip of the House of Representatives and Special Adviser on Strategy and Political Matters to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Hon. Babatunde Oduyoye, stated this on Sunday, in a statement he signed and made available to newsmen in Ibadan.
He is former deputy leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo who served as acting National leader of Afenifere.
Igboho was on his way to Lagos for a scheduled meeting with a leader of Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, when the attempt to arrest him was made on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Adebanjo, a leader of Pan Yoruba group, Afenifere, made the remark in his reaction to the death of Kanu, a former military governor of Imo in 1975 and governor of Lagos State in 1976, who died on Wednesday, aged 77.
They spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.
The SMBLF took the decision in Abuja on Wednesday following developments in the polity that it described as “some urgent business of national importance”.
The Forum, made up of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, Northern Elders Forum, Afenifere, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Middle Belt Forum, made its position known in a statement signed by their leaders, including Chief E. K. Clark, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Chief John Nwodo and Dr. Pogu Bitrus
The celebration took place in Oyo town on Wednesday
The group said this on Sunday at a press conference in Abuja
The Special Roundtable session, which creates auspices for honouring real Heroes and Heroines of the June 12 pro democracy struggle in Nigeria, has also been designed to host leading presidential aspirants contesting in the 2019 elections in Nigeria
It is inhuman for anybody who is enjoying today’s democracy to be reading shaming innuendoes to Buhari’s redemption of Abiola’s memory. Whether the reverse injustice against Abiola is done in desperation, illegal, unconstitutional, belated or is a suave way to woo the Yoruba, President Buhari has been able to price open the past in order to heal the present and look forward to a better future
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that President Muhammadu Buhari made the declaration in a statement he personally signed on Wednesday.
The group, led by Chief Edwin Clark, made this known when the delegation visited the Senate leadership
Buhari, in a message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina in Abuja on Tuesday, joined family members, friends and professional colleagues in celebrating the elder statesman.
This emphasis on ideology, party politics, and Awoism is important as an entry point into the interrogation of Chief Ayo Adebanjo’s politics
Clarifying issues after the inaugural public intervention of the emergent pan-Nigerian Movement, the group Head of Secretariat, Olawale Okunniyi, said at the weekend in Lagos that a high powered consultative team, led by elder statesman, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, has already initiated a major tactical consultation across Nigeria to forge a negotiated consensus among critical stakeholders on how best to restructure Nigeria
The forum, represented by Chiefs Edwin Clark, Albert Horsefall (South-South); Chief John Nwodo, Prof. Joe Irukwu (South-East); and Chief Reuben Fasoranti, Chief Ayo Adebanjo (South-West), spoke in Lagos at a press conference titled: “Only Restructuring will Ensure the Unity, Peace and Development of Nigeria”