April 18, 2024

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Soyinka Visits Sunday Igboho In Benin Republic

Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has paid a visit to Yoruba Nation campaigner, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Ighoho. The visit was confirmed by Sokinya’s media office in Abuja.Details of the meeting which was held on Sunday, May 1, are yet unknown. A picture shared online showed Igboho with the Nobel laureate and leader of Yoruba self-determination group, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Banji Akintoye.

Soyinka was around on Sunday at the Seme border, crossing to Cotonou, the capital city of Benin Republic. The literary giant was said to have been mobbed by a crowd while waiting to complete immigration formalities When asked where he was headed, he reportedly responded that he was on a visit to Igboho to “break the Moslem fast with him.”

When reminded that neither he nor Ighoho was a Muslim, he noted that it made no difference. According to the report, Soyinka said Ramadan is as good as any other season to express non-denominational solidarity.

This is coming about five weeks after the release of Ighoho from detention in the Benin Republic was announced. Despite his release, he cannot leave the country. Legit.ng reported earlier that Igboho was released to his medical doctors with the agreement that he would not leave Cotonou for any reason.