Igboho: Fundraiser for Yoruba activist hits N4.8m, supporters target N51.8m

Igboho: Fundraiser for Yoruba activist hits N4.8m, supporters target N51.8m

Supporters of Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, on Wednesday, February 3, instituted a Gofundme page for the purpose of raising £100,000 (N51.8m).

1st News gathered that the purpose of this fundraiser is to purchase buses for Igboho; to implement his project of ridding the South-West of killer herdsmen.

The fundraiser, which was initiated by Maureen Badejo, a blogger and activist based in the United Kingdom; has garnered £9, 320 (N4.8m) within 15 hours.

A visit to the Gofundme page showed that several persons of Yoruba extraction had made donations.

Sidikat Tope Olufowobi, who donated £200, wrote; “I donated because I am a Yoruba woman and want peace in my part of the country.”

Kunle Makinwa, who donated £50, wrote, “I am an Oodua tokan tokan (through and through). We will get (sic) by the grace of God Almighty.”

“I have donated my quota,” wrote Tolulope Akinmuyisitan, after donating £50.

Igboho had issued a seven-day ultimatum to herders in the Ibarapa area of Oyo state; due to escalating insecurity wrought by incessant pillaging and kidnapping, 1st News reported.

After confronting the herders in Ibarapa with some youths in the area at the expiration of the ultimatum; he moved to Ogun state on Monday and was received by thousands of youths.

According to him, the fight to liberate the Yoruba and bring lasting peace is not for the police but for all Yoruba people, irrespective of where they are all over the world.

Meanwhile, Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, on Wednesday, February 3, stated that the All Progressives Congress would remain strong after the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

Uzodinma made this assertion on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme.

1st News had reported that the President on Saturday, flagged off the APC membership registration as well as revalidation exercise in Daura, Katsina State.

Uzodinma said the ongoing exercise was a step in the right direction for the ruling party.

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Uzodinma said, “I know for sure that the membership of our President Muhammadu Buhari; the leader of the party, is a very huge asset to APC; and there has never been anyplace, anytime that the President said he would withdraw his support from APC; after his service as the President of the country.

“When he leaves as the President, he will still remain a committed member and leader of the APC; and whatever asset at his disposition will still be deployed to the party.”

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