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Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, known as Sunday Igboho on Saturday, threatened to disrupt the 2023 general elections in Southwest states of Nigeria – he made the announcement in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, during a Yoruba Nation rally, where participants called for a break away from the country.
He said, many Southwest governors are interested in breaking away but are scared that their monthly allocation could be denied if they declare open support for an independent Yoruba nation.
“I can’t be cowed or intimidated. They said I would be arrested. Who would dare do that? We are no longer part of Nigeria. We won’t have anything to do with them again,” he said.
“There is no election again in Yorubaland until we have a Yoruba nation. Those in authority initially thought we were joking when we demanded an independent Yoruba nation.
“All our governors are with us. From Oyo, Ogun and Ondo to Ekiti, Lagos and Osun, they are supporting us, but they can’t do it openly. Allocation they give them in Abuja may stop if they do it openly. So, don’t abuse them again. Governor Oyetola was informed I will be in Osun and he allowed us to come here. All our monarchs are with us,” Mr Igboho said. Mr Igboho did not provide evidence for his claim and there is no evidence he has the support of the governors.
Mr Igboho was born in Igboho, Old Oyo empire, of Oke ogun in Oyo State but his father relocated to Modakeke in Osun state, where he grew up. He started off as a motorcycle repairer and then ventured into automobiles where he sells cars and was able to start Adeson business Concept.
He gained international attention after the part he played in the Modakeke/Ife war between 1997 and 1998, where he was a defendant of Modakeke people. And thereafter relocated to Ibadan where he met former Oyo state Governor, Lam Adesina through a courageous step while trying to defend the rights of the people at a fuel station according to multiple data available online.
He also went on to work with former Governor, Rasheed Ladoja and became one of his most trusted aides. Only in recent times following the attacks by herdsmen in Southwestern communities that he started advocating for the Oduduwa republic along with others.