Yomi Aliu, lawyer to Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho), has accused an entrant into the All Progressives Congress of pressuring his client and his wife to grant him permission to beg the federal government on the latter’s behalf.
Although Aliu didn’t mention a name, the only prominent politician from the southwest who recently defected to the APC is Femi Fani-Kayode.
“We have been reliably informed that some politicians are pressuring our client and his wife to give them endorsement to use at the presidency to justify their new found love and/or defection to the All Progressives Congress and/or curry affection from those in power,” Alliyu said.
“Let the whole world be aware, especially the presidency, that Sunday Adeyemo is totally apolitical with no special love or hatred for any political party as he has friends in all.
“He however respects the six elected governors of the south-west states as authentic representatives of his Yoruba race. Any document purportedly signed by Igboho or his wife endorsing, empowering or making anybody his mouthpiece other than his lead counsel should be disregarded and taken as fake.
“It is disheartening that a discredited politician with disreputable pedigree in Yoruba race and another retired security officer are pressurizing our client and his wife to give them endorsements to Yoruba youths and the presidency without considering his unlawful incarceration in the Republic of Benin and health issues.”