Yoruba grassroot influencer, Sunday Adeyemo better known as Sunday Igboho has accused the Ooni of Ife of disappointing the Yoruba people when the monarch visited President Muhammadu Buhari to resolve the recent herdsmen crisis in the southwest region.
Igboho expressed his displeasure during a virtual Townhall with Yoruba in Diaspora on Wednesday.
Recall that Igboho, an Oduduwa republic activist has been at the centre of the tension in the southwest ever since he accused the Fulani residents in Igangan, a town in Ibarapa local government area, Oyo State as being responsible for the kidnappings and insurgency in the area. He then issued them a quit notice to Fulani residents.
He also stormed Ogun State on Monday to enforce the same.
But Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi had urged him to show restraint on the situation and let security and the government take control of the situation.
Reacting to the statement of the monarch, Igboho said the monarch should have told Buhari the truth about the crisis and not tell him to exercise patience.
Igboho then alleged that there are some political undertones behind the move of the Ooni.
Igboho 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.”