Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, on Friday described the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi as the father of all Yoruba indigenes.
Recall that Igboho during a virtual town hall meeting accused the Ooni of not telling President Muhammadu Buhari the truth about the insecurity issues affecting Yoruba people during his visit to the Aso-Rock.
The activist described the monarch, former governor of Lagos, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde; and Oluwo of Iwo, Abdulrasheed Akanbi, as Fulani slaves.
Ogunwusi while reacting to the statement of Igboho in a statement released through his spokesman, Moses Olafare, said no true Yoruba son or daughter would speak like Igboho.
He further stated that the conduct and attitude cast doubt on his true intention in his “self-saddled responsibility of defending the Yorubas.
Igboho in a statement released by his spokesperson, Dapo Salami, on Friday, said there was no misunderstanding between him and the first-class traditional ruler.
The Yoruba activist further stated that Ogunwusi has done a lot in promoting peace and progress in the South-West region of the country.
The statement read, “Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has declared that the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja 1 is a traditional ruler he holds in high esteem.”
“Igboho also averred that nobody must try to insinuate otherwise or that he, Sunday Igboho, has any rift with the Ooni of Ife.”
“The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, is a great leader that has tried it a lot in promoting peace and progress in the South-West region of the country.”
“There is no cause for any rift between me and my father. Members of the public should stop crying wolf where there is none.”
“All of us know what is going on in Yorubaland. We are all stakeholders in this struggle. We cannot look on while Fulani herdsmen will constitute themself as threats to our lives. What I am saying is that I don’t have any issue with my father, the Ooni of Ife. He remains my father any day,” Igboho said.
Igboho also thanked all Yoruba leaders for their “support in making sure that Yoruba land is peaceful”.