Popular youth leader, Sunday Adeyemo, Fondly called Sunday Igboho, has apologised to Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, hours after calling the monarch a “Fulani slave”.
Igboho ,had during a video conference where hepp was intimating Yorubas in Diaspora about his activities passed incentives on the yoruba monarch also calling him unprintable names. According to Igboho, the Ooni had failed to tell President Muhammadu Buhari during a meeting in Abuja, the truth about the plight of Yoruba people in the hands of herders.
Also in the virtual town hall with Yorubas in the Diapora on Wednesday, igboho described Ogunwusi; Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC); Seyi Makinde, the Oyo governor, and Yoruba politicians in general, 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
However, having realised, the youth leader, in an interview with Isokan Omo Oodua TV, an online broadcast medium, retracted those words and begged for forgiveness from the monarch, whom he described as his father, adding that he was caught in the moment.
“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,” Igboho said.
“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.”