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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Igboho: Ooni Silent On Cries, Pains In Yorubaland During Meeting With Buhari

... Activist Also  Condemns The Silence Of all Southwest Politicians, including Governor Makinde, Tagging Them As Fulani Slaves

     •Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye  Ogunwusi
 

Popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, has fired at the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, for allegedly failing to draw the attention  of President Muhammadu Buhari to the cries and agonies in yorubaland following  the activities of killer herdsmen in South West region. 

The revered monarch, he alleged, didn’t represent the Yoruba  nation well during his recent meeting with the Mr.  President.

Sunday Igboho said the Ooni disappointed himself and the Yoruba nation with his alleged action.

He also revealed he rejected an invitation by the monarch because of his alleged failure to represent Yorubaland well before Buhari.

Igboho spoke on Wednesday morning in a virtual ‘Townhall with Yoruba in Diaspora.'

Igboho had flushed out herders at Iganga in Ibarapa North Local Government of Oyo State at the expiration of a seven-day quit notice in January.

Oba Ogunwusi, who met with Buhari last week, had urged Igboho not to take laws into his hands.

The Ooni said Igboho has done well to speak for the downtrodden but he should allow Constituted Authorities to take over the menace of herdsmen in the South West.

Apparently displeased with the Ooni advice, Sunday Igboho said: “The monarchs are now afraid but we must keep praying for them to be united with one voice. They should not be afraid of arrest at their age. Some of them don’t even grant audience at their palaces any longer. So, everything is now in God’s hands.

“When Ooni met with Buhari over the herdsmen issue, Ooni should have told Buhari the truth but he did not. When Ooni returned, he started tackling me to leave the remaining task to the government to finish. You can imagine that kind of talk?

 “Alaafin of Oyo has asked me to meet him over the matter. Alaafin should have been the one invited to meet Buhari but since the Ooni was invited, he should be bold to tell the President the whole truth and make the demands of the Yoruba people known to the President.

“The Ooni disappointed himself. Some politicians are behind Ooni’s latest move. He invited me to his palace but I refused to go.

“I would have gone if he had represented us well but he did not. I won’t honour any monarch who does not cooperate with me. Enough is enough, the Fulani have done enough.”

The activist was also unsparing in his condemnation of the attitude of silence and indifference to the killer herdsmen by all the region's notable politicians, including governor Seyi  Makinde of Oyo State, tagging them as Fulani slaves. 

He said: “A lot of these people we call fathers are cowards and they are Fulani slaves. Once they get to Abuja, they will change everything. And at this stage, we must not be afraid of anybody. Any leader who does not cooperate should be dealt with.

“Yoruba people need not fear Fulani herdsmen anymore. The leaders should show themselves as up to the task. We should deliver ourselves from the enslavement of the Fulani people. Tinubu and his people are Fulani slaves, they don’t have anything good to offer. 

"All the politicians don’t have anything to offer Yoruba people. They are all Fulani slaves, they can’t talk. It is better we cooperate and fight this menace once and for all. We must ‘soro soke’ once and for all. 

“Seyi Makinde on his own has turned to something else in Oyo State. And we elected him into office but he is a total mistake. He is running after second term and he can’t hear the cries of his people," Igboho said. 

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