Following what many described as an rude and barbaric statement by Sunday Adeyemo, popularly referred to as Sunday Igboho, the self-acclaimed Yoruba activist has chosen to eat the humble pie by saying sorry to his imperial majesty, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.
Recall NG Times reported Sunday Igboho in a viral video vented that the Ooni of Ife alongside other Yoruba leaders have failed in speaking truth to power. He even went to the extent of verbally saying “Ooni of Ife will be dealt with in the video.”
The apology came in about 24 hours after he made such derogatory statement. In an attempt to retract his statement, Igboho released another video.
He said he didn’t mean to disrespect the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi but “I apologise if it is perceived as a disrespect. “I apologise to Yorubas at large, I have spoken with the Ooni and I am not fit to disrespect his royal majesty.
“On kidnapping and invasion of the Yorubaland, we must all stand up to it. We must prove that we have gallant and patriotic people in the southwest. “There are many powerful people, more powerful than I am in Lagos, Ibadan, Osun and other areas, we cannot afford to fold our arms and put the Yoruba nation into shame,” Igboho said.
“Expounding what birthed the statement against the Yoruba leaders, Sunday Igboho said: “When the Ooni visited President Muhammadu Buhari, some said he went to receive money on my behalf and that is a blatant lie, I didn’t receive money from anybody, I am not working for any politician, it is for the love of the Yoruba Nation.”
Sunday Igboho, had, given quit notice to ‘terrorist herders’ in Ibarapa area of Oyo State, that led to some fulani residents fleeing to other states. He recently took the campaign against kidnapping, rape, banditry and other crimes to Ogun State.