*says Igboho not party to threat of no governorship election in Ekiti, Osun states this year
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Lead Counsel to Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho, Chief Yomi Alliyu (SAN) on Monday declared that Barrister Pelumi Olajengbesi, or Mr Oluyomi. Koiki have no right to speak on behalf of the Yoruba rights activist.
Chief Alliyu (SAN) in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan also dissociates his client from the threat by the Ilana Omo Oodua on the planned conduct of governorship election in Ekiti and Osun states this year
In the statement entitled ” Reaction to the imbroglio between Ilana Omo Oodua and Pelini Olajengbesi, Chief Alliyu called on members of the public ” to disregard whatever Pelumi Olajengbesi, Esq. or Mr. Koiki stated to have purportedly emanated from CHIEF SUNDAY ADEYEMO.”, as ” they lack the vires to so do”
Chief Alliyu (SAN) emphasized Barrister Olajengbesi ” is at no time counsel to Chief Adeyemo but rather Ilana Oodua that paid him for services he rendered to them”.
The statement reads, “My attention has been directed by Chief Sunday Adeyemo himself to the online statement of Pelumi Olajengbesi, Esq. that he has resigned from the Legal Team of Chief Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Igboho Oosa. I instructed Pelumi Olajengbesi to secure the release of the 12 people arrested in Chief Sunday Adeyemo’s house. I NEVER involved him in Chief Sunday Adeyemo’s matter. Thus, he has a limited brief. “
” He is at no time counsel to Chief Adeyemo but rather Ilana Oodua that paid him for services he rendered to them. Whether he could turn around to condemn the arrow head of those who paid him depends on his conscience. He knows I turned down their wish to pay me for professional services to Chief Sunday Igboho. LET IT BE ON RECORD THAT I ALSO CONDEMN THE STATEMENT of Baba Prof Akintoye that there will not be elections in Ekiti and Osun States. Justice is not a one way traffic but 3-way! One for them, one for public and another for Government.”, he said
Chief Alliyu added, ” I seize this opportunity to plead with members of the public to disregard whatever Pelumi Olajengbesi, Esq. or Mr. Koiki stated to have purportedly emanated from CHIEF SUNDAY ADEYEMO. They lack the vires to so do!”
” However, why Pelumi could say anything for the 12; and that will be after clearance from me which he has not taken in recent times; he has no right to say anything on behalf of Chief Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Igboho Oosa since he is not his counsel, without infringing on Rules of Professional Conduct.
” Koiki on his part can say whatever he likes on behalf of his
Ilana Oodua Group but not Chief Sunday Adeyemo! Each of them should be held personally liable for their utterances. For umpteenth time, I, Chief Yomi Alliyu SAN, is the only person authorised in writing by my Client, Chief Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Igboho Oosa, to act for him and/or make statements on his behalf. I sincerely hope my two brothers will be guided accordingly”.