Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo is popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has apologized to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, for describing him and other Yoruba leaders as ”Fulani slaves”.
Igboho in a virtual meeting on Tuesday, February 2, accused the Ooni of failing to tell President Buhari the truth about the plight of Yorubas during a meeting in Abuja last week. Igboho described the Ooni, APC National leader Bola Tinubu, Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, and other Yoruba elders as “Fulani slaves”.
“Our leaders are lazy and slaves to Fulanis. They visit Abuja to collect money. We will attack them and destroy their property. Ooni should be dealt with. I am annoyed. Why should we be afraid of the crown they (Yoruba monarchs) wear? Tinubu and other Yoruba politicians are Fulani slaves” he said
Makinde is also a slave to the herders because of second term ambition” he added
Following the backlash he received for insulting the revered monarch, Igboho has now tendered an apology.
In an interview with Isokan Omo Oodua TV, Igboho begged for forgiveness from the monarch, who he described as his father.
“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 pained I was. It wasn’t the Ooni alone I directed my words at, I also did to other elders.
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. And if it appears as if I did, he should forgive me.”he said