The Yoruba Nation determination group, Ilana Omo Oodua, on Wednesday said the claims by the Department of State Services (DSS) that it filed extradition charges against Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, was a lie.
Igboho is currently in detention in Benin Republic.
The group stated that the claims by the DSS were an attempt to set aside the damages imposed on it by the court for the unlawful invasion of Igboho's residence in Ibadan.
Speaking with journalists in Ibadan during the inauguration of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide Elders Advisory Council, the spokesman of the group, Maxwell Adeleye stated that the Nigerian government had not filed any extradition charges to bring Sunday Igboho back to the country.
"They don't have the money to pay and that is why they wanted to quash the judgement, also, the appeal for stay of execution that was filed by DSS has not been granted by the court,” he said.
Prof. Banji Akintoye noted that the Advisory Council became important to liaise with traditional rulers and other stakeholders towards making the dream of the self-determination come to reality.
He pointed out that the youth could not drive the course alone, urging everybody that loved the development of the Yoruba land to join hand towards its success.
"We are ready to fight for the self determination of Yoruba Nation until we succeed; there are some things the elders can do that the youths cannot do. Of course, the youths are also key towards the realisation of Yoruba Nation through rallies, social media, and other but they also need the elders to champion the course."
The Chairman, Elders Advisory Council, Alhaji Ali Oyedeji, in his remark said that his members would collectively engage critical stakeholders in Yorubaland to key into the Yoruba redemption agenda for a peaceful approach toward its realisation.
He however said that the recent attempt by some people occupying strategic position in the group at blackmailing the leadership of the organization was dead on arrival.
He lamented that one of the problem of Yorubaland is betrayal, saying that all hands must be on deck towards realisation of the fight.
Saharareporters, New York