The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja 11, has said that effort is in progress to secure the release of the embattled Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho.
Ooni, while speaking in an interview with BBC Yoruba, stated he visited President Buhari before Igboho’s ordeal started. According to the monarch, Sunday was advised to exercise caution and embrace dialogue but refused to listen to the warning.
He said: “Like I have always told the government, they should have called the agitators for a dialogue
“God will stay with Sunday Igboho, he grew up in Ife, all that he has become today, started from Ife. Ife and Modakeke all belong to Ife land. He is a son of the soil.
“But how he started, he wanted to fight for his kinsmen where he came from. He stood up and fought for those killed in Oke Ogun. We thank God for preserving his life. He tried his best but when he started receiving different advice from people, it overwhelmed him.
“I visited President Buhari on his case and we discussed it. I told him that Igboho is our son, he advised us to warn him to stay calm and exercise patience but Igboho did not listen.
“Many people advised him wrongly. He listened to them. He started abusing everyone, including monarchs.
“After I left President Buhari’s place, I called on monarchs and elders of Yoruba land for a meeting to advise Igboho to exercise patience but he got carried away by the praises of those who were not even solidly behind him.