Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo more popularly known as Sunday Igboho on Tuesday denied being sponsored by any politician.
Igboho spoke during an interactive session with journalists in Ibadan during which he touched on a number of issues.
During the interaction, he noted that his agitation against killer herdsmen is been politicized in some quarters but he squarely denied being bankrolled or getting financial support from any politician for what he is doing.
The activist added that despite attempts to discredit him, he won’t stop until all criminally minded persons causing havoc in the South West region are displaced.
He challenged any politician with evidence that he is getting paid for what he is doing to come out openly and challenge him.
He said: “I see that my agitation against the killer herdsmen is being politicized to discredit my personality to get me distressed but their plot would fail. The schemes by the politicians would not stand. All the lies being peddled against me by Femi Ojudu would fail.”
“I never knew him and they are cooking lies against me. It is until the Fulani men who are killing our people move out that the scores would be settle. And, there is no politician who can induce or pay me for the course that I am running. Since the herdsmen go about perpetrating heinous crimes government never intervened. It is not just happening today. It was my visit that opened the cans of warm.”
“I needed to go there because it is where I come from. They are my family members. It is the same tribal marks that I am wearing that Dr Aborode who was killed had on his face. I can’t keep mum in the face of oppression and humiliation.”
“Any politician who has a genuine claim that I was paid to do this should come forth. Nobody is bankrolling me. The simple point that I am making is that there might be peace in Yoruba land. The Fulani herdsmen should not subject us in our own territory. But it is disheartening that fellow Yoruba men would gang up against a just course. To fight me they should have come to me directly.”
Meanwhile, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, Chief Gani Adams on Tuesday warned Sunday Igboho against being used and dumped by politicians.
This is as he lamented that the recent popularity gained by Igboho after issuing quit notice to some Fulani herdsmen in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State could just become a tool in the hand of some politicians if not properly handled.
Adams made the submission when he appeared as a guest on Tuesday’s edition of The Morning Show on Arise TV.
“The issue with Sunday Igboho’s braveness now is that he has been used to destroy some political enemies.”
“I started this struggle when I was 23 years, OPC was not even formed then, I risked everything for Yorubaland. I didn’t surrender … how can Sunday Igboho use his bravery of one day to destroy somebody who has been in struggle for 28 years?
“Yoruba always destroy their warriors in the end. You know what happened to Abiola now even as the 14th Aare of Yoruba land,” Adams warned.