Pan-Yoruba Youth organisation, Igbimo Odo Yoruba have vowed to resist any attempt by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) or any agency of the Federal government, to arrest the Spokesman of pan-yoruba sociocultural organisation, Comrade Yinka Odumakin and former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, over alleged “fake news” on the invasion of the residence of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
The group said this while reacting to news of plans, by the EFCC to arrest and prosecute the duo.
The group’s Secretary General, Comrade Olufemi Lawson in a statement issued in Lagos, said:
“May we remind the operatives of the incumbent administration, that save for the immeasurable sacrifice and contributions of the Yoruba people, particularly persons like Yinka Odumakin, to the struggle for the attainment of democracy in our country, a lot of them will not be where they are today, where they have become the greatest beneficiaries of our democratic dividends.”
“We are not unaware, that the threat of arrest of these Yoruba sons, is one in the series of recent ploys of this administration, to arrest dissenting voices and we shall keep watching as this keeps unfolding every day. This must however stop”.
“We call on Nigerians to mount pressure on the incumbent administration, to focus on leading Nigeria right rather than looking for ways silencing the voices of perceived political opponents. This government should be reminded that this is democracy and we shall not allow a return, to the dark days of the junta, where freedom of speech was an exclusive preserve of friends of the junta alone.”
“The Buhari should please focus on governance rather than persecution of people who have added value”, the statement concluded.