Pelumi Olajengbesi, one of the lawyers of Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, has withdrawn from the legal team of the self-determination campaigner over the no-election comment of Prof Banji Akintoye.
Akintoye, leader of Ilana Oodua group, a secessionist group, in his New Year message, said there would be no election in Southwest and for any election to take place in the region it would only be after the area seceded from Nigeria saying, “Among most Yoruba self-determination advocates worldwide, the determination exists and is growing that there shall be no State Governorship and House of Assembly election in our homeland in 2022. The next election that we Yoruba people will engage in will be the first election in our own new country.”
Olajengbesi had earlier said the don was not speaking Ighoho’s mind to which the don reacted that the lawyer was also not representing the position of the detained Yoruba activist.
The former in a statement he released on Sunday, announced the withdrawal of his service from Igboho’s court case saying, “This is to officially announce my resignation as counsel involved further in any matter relating to Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho and the Yoruba Nation Agitators.”