Mr. Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho has lambasted the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, APC national leader; Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the Oyo State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde referring to them as Fulani slaves.
Sunday Igboho equally called out some traditional leaders for not supporting his quest to evict Fulani herdsmen in the south western states.
Speaking via a virtual online town hall meeting, Igboho hinted that the traditional leaders who refused to show any sort of solidarity to his course are selfish and seek favours from Fulani oppressors adding that these supposed individuals do not have the best interest of the Yoruba nation at heart.
The meeting, which started at 11:15pm on Tuesday, ended at 1am on Wednesday. It had more than 1000 participants from Nigeria and the Diaspora.
Igboho who joined in at 12:16am, said he was just entering Oyo town to see Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, the Alaafin of Oyo, for a meeting as he said the monarch is a supporter of his struggle.
Recall that Igboho had issued a seven-day ultimatum to herders in Ibarapa area of Oyo state, blaming them for kidnapping, killings, destruction of farmland and insecurity in the state.
After public confrontation with the herders in Ibarapa with some youths in the area at the expiration of the ultimatum, Igboho moved to Ogun state on Monday and was received by thousands of youths.
Igboho said that the fight for the liberation of the Yoruba nation from bandits and killers should not be left to any National security outfit but should be carried out by the Yorubas irrespective of their location or political inclination.
In his words: “I am not concerned about the police. The struggle is about Yoruba agenda as it concerns security situation in our land and I trust Yoruba people for support. People are afraid because of the atrocities of the herders. We also pray that our leaders will support us irrespective if their fear of being arrested. They should be able to talk to President Muhammadu Buhari on security in Yoruba land.
“When Ooni visited Buhari, the president received him by standing up but he said something I don’t like. That is why the Alaafin called me. He wants to tackle what Ooni said.”
Speaking about his source of funding, Igboho hinted that he has not received any sort of financial aid but beckon on supporters of his course to donate bus and cash gifts to transports his disciples.
“I need buses to transport people. The three vans we use were bought by me. We lost three buses that were hired on our way to Oyo. Ooni should be able to tell Buhari about what Yoruba want. But he has collected dollars from Buhari. He called me but I don’t want to see him. Only Alaafin is supporting us and he has written a letter to the president. Ooni disappointed me. Politicians are with him,” he added.
Sunday Igboho also criticised Abdulrasheed Akanbi, the Oluwo of Iwo, for calling himself an Emir stating that the king has made himself a foot stool for oppressors in exchange for money and fleeting riches.
“The Oluwo will wear turban and start calling himself an Emir, our people should call him and tell him to stop what he is doing. 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. We need not be afraid. I have not collected any money from anyone. I am a full Yoruba man and I will not allow Fulani people to enslave me, we do not look or behave alike in any way. The herders should go. Makinde is also a slave to the herders because of second term ambition,” Igboho said.
During the meeting, some of the participants called on Igboho to stop recording and releasing videos of his activities. A caller also advised him to stop attacking Yoruba leaders, saying they are not speaking up because of the respect for the Nigerian constitution.
One participant in the meeting called on all Yorubas, royalty and free borns to support Sunday Igboho citing that he his fighting for the emancipation of the Yoruba nation.
Two bank account numbers and many whatsapp group were set up for people to donate cash in support of Igboho at the end of the meeting.