Sunday Igboho also known as Sunday Adeyemo well known as the Yoruba rights activist has said the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi disappointed the Yoruba people when he visited the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), recently over the herdsmen crisis in the South-West region.
The activist at a virtual ‘Townhall With Yoruba In Diaspora’ this Wednesday morning said, the monarch failed to convey the pains and displeasure of the Yoruba people to the President during the visit.
The Ooni of Ife had met with Mr. President on the 27th of January and afterwards pressed on Igboho to leave the settlement of the crisis and security challenges in the state in the hands of the government and constituted authorities including the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde.
The activist however responded saying some politicians were behind Ooni’s visit and reaction adding that the monarch disappointed the Yoruba people by not speaking against the killer herdsmen in the region when he met with the President.
Here’s what he 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.”
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