Yoruba cultural activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has insisted that the Lagos mega rally scheduled for Saturday would hold as planned despite warning by the Lagos State Police Command against it.
Igboho confirmed the decision to go ahead with the rally through his spokesman, Olayomi Koiki, in a Facebook Live broadcast on Friday.
Koiki said amid the preparations announced by the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, the policemen and other security agencies were primed to stop the rally: “The 3rd of July mega rally will go as planned.
“All arrangements for the rally have been planned and nothing has changed.
“I have spoken to the the organisers, nothing has changed so far.
“The 3rd of July from exactly 9am.
“The whole arrangement and planning are going on.
“I’ve spoken with the General Secretary of Ilana Omo Oodua, George Akinola.
“Also in the early hours before noon, I spoke with (Prof.) Banji Akintoye and he is working tirelessly for the release of those taken away (from Igboho’s house during the raid on Thursday and that have been taken to Abuja by operatives of the Department of State Services).
“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 developments 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.
“Igboho asked me to tell you all not to be weighed down about what happened.
“He is standing with the Yoruba nation agenda.”