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YCE decries Sunday Igboho’s comment on Yoruba leaders

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A socio-cultural group, Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), yesterday, berated the rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo (a.k.a. Sunday Igboho), over his comment on some Yoruba leaders.

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The organisation, while reacting to a viral comment Igboho passed on the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi; National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu and Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, through its Secretary-General, Dr. Kunle Olajide, said that passing derogatory comments on elders is alien to the culture and tradition of the Yoruba people.

Olajide said it was thoroughly embarrassing, saying: “No Yoruba patriot would, for whatever reason, support public denigration of monarchs and leaders.

“Let me admit straight away that I supported and I still support Sunday Igboho’s vehement opposition to these criminal herders for the simple reason that the Federal Government has been so dumb to our complaints over three years. And, our governors too, everybody is trying to please the master in Abuja.

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“For me, Sunday Igboho came as a blessing but for him to have denigrated our revered monarchs and our governors should not be supported by any Yoruba patriot.”

MEANWHILE, the Ooni’s Director of Media and Public Affairs, Moses Olafare, yesterday, said that the monarch was unperturbed by the abuses rained on him by the Yoruba activist.

Olafare, who stated this while answering questions from newsmen in Ile-Ife on the recent misdemeanours of the Yoruba activist who spoke derogatorily about the monarch, said that Sunday ‘Igboho’ still remained a son to the Ooni and he had been forgiven by the monarch after he tendered an apology via a video clip he produced on social media on Wednesday evening.

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The royal father, according to Olafare, could not bicker with one of his sons even in the face of quantum of provocations.

In another development, the General Overseer of Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has maintained that leadership deficit is responsible for the unrests in the country and urged the Yoruba rights activist, Adeyemo, to act within the ambits of the law to avert an inter-tribal crisis in the country.

Bakare stressed that indiscriminate violence was not the way to handle the current herdsmen crisis rocking parts of the country.

The cleric spoke on Arise TV’s Morning Show yesterday, saying that ‘Igboho’ looks like a man who wants to fight for his people because they were being murdered and raped but he must operate within the ambits of the law.

He said that indiscriminate violence is an ill-wind that will blow no one any good cautioning that before anyone attacks the Fulani in the South-West, he should not forget there are Yoruba and other ethnic nationalities living in their own communities too.

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