Yoruba human rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho has warned the Federal Government of Nigeria to unfreeze his bank account or face massive protests in the South West. Sunday Igboho while speaking with Vanguard newspaper confirmed that all his accounts were frozen by the Federal Government of Nigeria, because some people were collecting donations from him.
However, he insisted he had no hand in the said donations. Sunday Igboho who had issued a quit notice to Fulani herdsmen in Oyo and Ogun states respectively, further made it clear he was determined to end criminality in the region.
According to his words; “They have frozen my bank accounts because I’m fighting a just cause. I know Yoruba people are behind me. I will not relent. I must achieve my aims by putting an end to criminalities in Yoruba land.
“If they refuse to release my accounts, there will be serious protests across the South-West. The Yorubas are living in fear. They are afraid that the Fulani herdsmen might attack them again,” he stated.
Last week, Sunday Igboho, had to apologise to Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, hours after he described the monarch as a “Fulani slave”. While attacking the Ooni of Ife during an Instagram Live interview, Sunday Igboho stated that the Ooni of Ife failed to tell President Muhammadu Buhari during his meeting with the President in Abuja the truth about the plight of Yoruba people in the hands of Fulani herders.
Sunday Igboho had during the virtual town hall with Yorubas in the Diapora, described Enitan Ogunwusi (the Ooni of Ife), Bola Tinubu (the national leader of the All Progressives Congress APC), Seyi Makinde (the Oyo State governor) and Yoruba politicians in general as “Fulani slaves”.
Sunday Igboho in his words stated; “When Ooni of Ife met with President Buhari in Abuja over the herdsmen issue, the Ooni of Ife should have told President Buhari the truth but he did not. When the Ooni of Ife returned back home, 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. The Alaafin should have been the one to be invited to meet Buhari but since the Ooni of Ife 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 of Ife disappointed himself. Some politicians are behind the Ooni of Ife 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 honor any monarch who does not cooperate with me. Enough is enough, the Fulani have done enough.”
However, Sunday Igboho in a followup interview with Isokan Omo Oodua TV, an online broadcast medium, begged for forgiveness from the monarch, whom he described as his father, adding that he was caught in the moment and spoke rudely in haste.
According to his words; “They said I insulted the Ooni of Ife. I and the monarch, as well as the Olugbon, have spoken on the phone. The Yoruba tradition doesn’t permit the insult of elders. But because I was pained by the issue, my tongue was caught up in the moment. I spoke according to how angry I was. It wasn’t the Ooni of Ife alone that I directed my words to, I also directed my words to other elders that are supporting Fulani herdsmen,” Sunday Igboho stated.
He continued; “It’s a case of father and child. I and the monarch have spoken as well as the Olugbon. I did not insult the Ooni of Ife. And if it appears as if I did, he should forgive me.”
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