2023: Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa raises the alarm over threat to life

Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), a human rights lawyer, raised the alarm on Saturday about an alleged death threat against him because of his comments about the 2023 general elections.

Adegboruwa didn’t say much about the threat, but he did ask Nigerians to hold the government and some politicians, who he didn’t name, accountable if anything happened to him.

The lawyer said this in a press release he sent out on Saturday. He also said he has been getting daily warnings about an attempt to kill him.

He said that people have tried to kill him because of what he believes, what he stands up for, and what he does, especially with the campaign for good governance, the rule of law, and accountability.

Adegboruwa, on the other hand, made it clear that he does not belong to any political party and has no political ties of any kind.

“My training, professionally and spiritually, is to serve the people, mentor people, secure justice, and transform lives for good.

“As I do not yet have the financial power to undertake philanthropic engagements to birth my convictions, I deploy my professional experience, knowledge and services to campaign for a better society where justice and peace shall reign.

“This should not warrant any threat to my life at all, either from politicians or from the government. No human life should be worth the political ambition of anyone. Power belongs to God.

“This notice is to all Nigerians, the international community, my family, friends, colleagues and fellow patriots that my life is under serious threat. While I seek your prayers always, the government and the security agencies should be held accountable should anything happen to me.

“All that the people of Nigeria seek is good leadership, a better life through efficient management of our resources, security of lives and property, durable infrastructure that will galvanise improved economic conditions and good governance.”

“This should not constitute a threat to the ambition of any politician or indeed a threat to the life of any advocate. While my views and actions may seem to antagonise or support certain political tendencies depending on the divide, I bear no allegiance to any political party.

“Regarding the 2023 general elections, anyone that Nigerians consider worthy of their votes in free, fair and credible elections will also be my leader. I do not support or oppose anyone; my constituency is Nigeria.”

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