Yoruba freedom fighter Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho, has described the Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo and the national leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, as Fulani slaves.
Speaking during a virtual town hall meeting monitored by TheCable, Igboho condemned some Yoruba leaders, including traditional rulers for not supporting the struggle to liberate the Yoruba from their “Fulani oppressors”.
The meeting, which started at 11:15 pm on Tuesday, ended at 1 am on Wednesday. It had more than 1000 participants from Nigeria and the Diaspora, with Igboho joining at 12:16 am.
The activist stated that the fight to liberate the Yoruba and bring lasting peace is not for the police but for all Yoruba people, irrespective of where they are all over the world.
He said: “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.”
“I need buses to transport people. The three vans we use are 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 slammed the Oluwo of Iwo, Abdulrasheed Akanbi, for calling himself an Emir.
According to him, some Yoruba leaders have turned themselves into slaves of the ethnic tribe that oppresses their people because of money.
“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.
Naija News recalls that Sunday Igboho alongside supporters had recently chased herdsmen residing in the area.
This resulted in the burning of the house belonging to Saliu Abdulkadri, the Seriki Fulani and later the burning of Sunday Igboho’s residence.
Surprisingly on Tuesday, Igboho also stormed Abeokuta in Ogun State, and one person was reportedly killed in the violence that ensued.