Nigerian journalist David hdeyin has accused the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led administration of trying to repatriate him from Ghana.
In a statement, Hundeyin made a public plea to President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana not to yield to alleged pressure from the Nigeria’s government.
Hundeyin expressed fears for his safety, stating that returning to Nigeria would likely result in his death.
This development followed his claim of Tinubu’s supposed illegal plan to deploy Nigerian special forces into the Republic of Niger’s territory.
Hundeyin claimed that this deployment aimed to enforce a ‘no-fly zone,’ effectively staging an unprovoked military attack on a friendly nation.
He also alleged that the Federal Government had taken measures to have him extradited or illegally rendered back to Nigeria, jeopardizing his asylum and refugee status in Ghana.
According to him, this plea aims to shed light on these concerns and seek protection from Ghana’s government against potential actions that violate international law.
“(The Federal Government) wrote a letter to the Ghanaian government accusing me of apparently aiding terrorism by supposedly revealing the locations of soldiers and apparently, I was also guilty of treason, whatever that means.
“Now, it seemed as if the matter was going to end there but more recently, I have come to find out that the Tinubu government is still trying very hard to enact some sort of illegal rendition.
“So, the latest tactic apparently is to lean on the Ghanaian government and accuse me of having apparently sabotaged that coerced mission and in so doing, basically compromised the mission.
“The bloc security of the ECOWAS region, in which Ghana, being itself an ECOWAS member, is then obligated to cancel my asylum, to revoke my refugee status and to revoke my Ghanaian passport.
“The Nigerian government’s hope is that in revoking my passport, whatever travel privileges, or visa or residency privileges I enjoy anywhere in the world will be compromised and as a result, it will then be more possible for them using the various avenues that are available to obviously have somebody extradited or to have somebody illegally rendered.”
Hundeyin has never been a supporter of the All Progressive Congress administration right from the time of Muhammadu Buhari.
And prior to the February 25 presidential election, he released various documents including Tinubu’s Guinean passport with the intention of discouraging Nigerians from voting him or probably disqualified his candidacy.
But, none of that works as Tinubu won the election and was sworn in on May 29.